The Miscarriage

When a pregnancy ends in miscarriage the sense of loss is enormous; it is experienced as bereavement. Yet the parents are mourning a child they never knew. Claudia Hammond investigates why this all too common experience - one in five pregnancies ends in miscarriage - is so psychologically devastating.

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When a pregnancy ends in miscarriage the sense of loss is enormous; it is experienced as bereavement. Yet the parents are mourning a child they never knew. Claudia Hammond investigates why this all too common experience - one in five pregnancies ends in miscarriage - is so psychologically devastating.

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20061123

Claudia Hammond investigates why a miscarriage can be so psychologically devastating.