A Website Has Been Launched To Assist Those Going Through Early Miscarriages

While over 50,000 Irish women give birth annually, it is estimated that a further 14,000 women miscarry spontaneously every year.

A new website has been launched to support those affected by early miscarriages. 

Cork Miscarriage – created by the Pregnancy Loss Research Group and INFANT Research Centre at University College Cork – provides medically accurate, sensitive and user-friendly information for those who experience a first-trimester miscarriage.

It was purpose-built by UCC graduates and staff after research groups found a lack of support for women who suffer loss in their early pregnancy.

About three in every four miscarriages happen during the first trimester while one in every four pregnancies end in first-trimester miscarriage.

Those running the website are looking to provide solace in a difficult time as well as combat the spread of misinformation with which the internet is rife. 

Cork Miscarriage ensures the provision of reliable, accessible advice and information in a time associated with silence. 

It is designed to guide users through what to expect when a miscarriage happens, what to do next and how to access the appropriate services. 

The services also provide written information and contact details to women, partners and families in relation to pregnancy loss as well as providing contact details of support services available within the hospital setting and externally.

The pregnancy loss clinical team at Cork University Maternity Hospital (CUMH) is led by Dr Keelin O’Donoghue and Dr Noirin Russell, Consultants in Obstetrics and Gynecology along with Clinical Midwives Specialist in Bereavement & Loss, Anna Maria Verling and Orla O’Connell.

While the website is specific to the services operating in Cork University Maternity Hospital –– the information is relevant to parents and maternity services nationally and internationally.

The website can be accessed here.

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