The most common symptoms of miscarriage are feeling faint and unwell, with strong period-like pain and persistent heavy bleeding.

Should you experience any of these symptoms or similar, please contact your Lead Maternity Carer (LMC), GP or Healthline 0800 611 116 (NZ).

what is miscarriage

Miscarriage Process

How can I tell if I am Miscarrying? MORE
How long does a Miscarriage take? MORE
Do I need to go to Hospital? MORE

miscarriage grief

Erratic Feelings

Why are my feelings so intense? MORE
When will I stop feeling like this? MORE
Why doesn’t my partner feel the same? MORE

after miscarriage

Healing Time

What do I do after a miscarriage? MORE
Should we name our baby? MORE
When can I try for another baby? MORE


For those who have someone close that have miscarried, know that miscarriage can be viewed by many as a transient unimportant event. This can and often does invalidate and minimise women’s feelings resulting in disenfranchised grief and can create an overwhelming, lonely and traumatic experience for them. To support yourself or another click here.

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