Petitioner: Maureen Sharkey on behalf of Scottish Care & Information on Miscarriage (SCIM)
20 October 2012
Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to offer all women, who have suffered miscarriage, investigations following one loss through miscarriage and to review NHS Scotland’s policy on the investigation and treatment of couples who experience miscarriage to help relieve the anxiety and distress to women caused by the current guidelines.
Currently, it is only women who suffer recurrent miscarriages (three consecutive miscarriages in a row) in the first trimester who are offered testing or women in the second trimester.
Scottish Care & Information on Miscarriage (SCIM) Management Committee would like an immediate review of this policy to assist in relieving the anxiety and distress caused by the current guidelines. It is important that this is changed as there is no valid medical evidence for this policy.