Miscarriage law review praised by mum who lost 20 babies

From BBC - April 5, 2018

A mother who suffered 20 miscarriages and stillbirths has welcomed a review into the law to allow women who miscarry before 24 weeks to register the baby's death.

Salma Mbarouk, 30, from Coventry, was unable to register 12 of the babies they were miscarried before the current 24-week threshold.

Mrs Mbarouk said if parents could get a certificate it would be "amazing".

The review will be led by bereavement specialist and midwife Sam Collinge.

It was announced by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt earlier this year.

Ms Collinge, who is based at University Hospital in Coventry, said: "There is a real lack of understanding around baby loss, and in particular with babies that are born before the 24-week age viability".

At the moment, parents whose babies are stillborn after 24 weeks gestation can register the name and receive a certificate of registration of stillbirth.


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