Training & Education

Early Pregnancy


Miscarriage, including molar and ectopic pregnancy

Pregnancy loss can be very upsetting, feelings of shock and grief are common.

A person’s response to pregnancy loss depends very much on individual circumstances.  For some, miscarriage may not be a major life event, for others the loss of a pregnancy will have a significant impact on their wellbeing.  Some people consider themselves parents from the time they discover they are pregnant while others will not. It is important not to make any assumptions about how a person feels or may react and offer individualised care recognising their unique circumstances. 

Pregnancy following loss

As many as one in four pregnancies end in a loss. Pregnancy following a loss is extremely common.  

Sadly some couples experience reoccurring losses which may have a significant impact on their short and long-term wellbeing. It is important that the individual circumstances of each couple is recognised by their medical team so that they receive the support and medical care that is right for them. 

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Training topics for early pregnancy services

  • Communication skills
  • Breaking bad news
  • Informed choice conversations
  • Supporting parents as they make difficult decisions
  • Using sensitive and appropriate language
  • Pregnancy following loss and the needs of parents
  • Implementing the National Bereavement Care Pathway (England and Scotland)
  • Staff and team wellbeing