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Miscarriage and Pregnancy Loss Guidance

The guidance covers topics and issues that some may find difficult or upsetting. You may be a manager with your own experience of loss or an expectant parent managing someone that has experienced a loss. If this is the case, you may need to speak to your own line manager, HR for advice or contact the university’s employee assistance programme.

It is also important to understand that everyone is different, and the longer-term effects of miscarriage will be different for different people. Managers should be mindful that there may be long term effects on a colleagues mental and physical health.

For ease, we have used the word ‘miscarriage’ to refer to all these types of loss in this document. When referring to the person experiencing miscarriage, we have used ‘employee’.

Additional information can be found on the miscarriage association web pages regarding supporting an employee before, during and after a loss.

There is further information and support available on the university Wellbeing pages regarding grief and bereavement