The Miscarriage Support Group believes it is extremely beneficial to see your baby where possible. Most miscarried babies look quite normal, but are small for the length of time carried. Even when the baby is deformed, seeing it is not the gruesome experience you might think it will be.
Unfortunately, not all parents who want to see their baby are able to. In about 60% of early miscarriages the baby’s form may not be recognisable because the foetus is either too small to be found, or there wasn't one there at all (afoetal pregnancy). Sadly, because miscarriage is so messy, it is common for many miscarried babies to be passed while using the toilet.