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Pregnancy loss can be devastating, but help and support is available. Follow these links to trusted resources.
Dilatation and curettage
Dilatation (also known as dilation) and curettage is a process which scrapes tissue from the inside of the womb, used to diagnose and treat conditions and after a miscarriage.
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Bleeding during pregnancy
Bleeding during pregnancy is relatively common, however you should always contact your midwife or doctor immediately if it happens to you.
An ectopic pregnancy is when a fertilised egg implants itself outside the womb, usually in one of the fallopian tubes.
Screening for Down syndrome
Down syndrome is a chromosomal disorder affecting 1 in 1,100 babies. Screening tests for Down syndrome are routinely offered to pregnant women.
An abortion (termination) is the medical process of ending a pregnancy so it does not result in the birth of a baby.
Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS)
Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is a blood disorder that increases the risk of developing blood clots or having problems during pregnancy. Learn more here.
Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is a hormone that can be detected in your urine and blood when you're pregnant.
Follow the links below to find out more about diethylstilboestrol (DES), a synthetic form of oestrogen.