Edinburgh Miscarriage Support Group

This groups offer an opportunity to meet with others who have experienced pregnancy loss, to share thoughts, feelings and experiences in a safe and supportive atmosphere.

Edinburgh Miscarriage Support Group

Miscarriage can be a very distressing experience. Apart from the emotional upset, you have to cope with the physical trauma of the miscarriage. And you have to face the loss of all the pregnancy meant to you as your body returns to normal.

There is no right or wrong way to feel after miscarriage. While some women recover quickly, others take a long time. Some cope well at the time but find the pain of their loss hits them later. You have lost a baby, so you will probably feel sad and may need time to grieve. That pain will lessen in time, although the memory of your loss may stay with you always. It may help to talk about your feelings with your partner, family and friends. You may also find it helpful to talk to other women who have had miscarriages.

The Edinburgh Miscarriage Support Group is run by the Miscarriage Association. The group takes places on the second Wednesday of each month from 7 -8.45pm. It offers an opportunity to chat with others who have experienced or are experiencing miscarriage. No referral is needed, you are welcome to come along to the Held In Our Hearts’ meeting room at Craiglockhart. For further information, contact Nicky on 0131 447 5038 or Lindsay on 07929 727 189.

“The date 27th March 2015 will forever be etched in my memory – I was 11 weeks 3 days pregnant with the baby we had tried 17 months to conceive. It was no secret. We were too excited and the morning sickness was so awful and obvious, but weirdly pleasing! After a tiny bit of spotting the scan was supposed to reassure us but instead our hearts were shattered as we learned we had had a Missed Miscarriage and my body was not aware our baby had died 5 weeks before! 2 days later I passed the pregnancy at home and the trauma left me feeling isolated, confused, guilty, a failure. There was no support, no one to say my feelings were normal, no hope…Until I found the Miscarriage Association support group held at Craiglockhart. The group is run by the most caring and understanding ladies (Nicky and Lindsay) and has quite literally saved me. I can’t thank them enough for being there at a time when all hope was lost and being amongst others who had also experienced early losses made me feel less isolated and my grief felt validated for the first time – I went on to lose 3 more pregnancies and was diagnosed with PTSD relating to the trauma of my first loss and the group was instrumental in me coming to terms with my dream slipping away and I can’t thank them enough.”