Miscarriage Service

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Midwives and GPs refer pregnant women, under 12 weeks gestation, to Columba who have had a missed miscarriage,or who are bleeding or have pain in early pregnancy. Patients will be seen by a specialist, scanned and assessed for further management. Any medical or surgical treatment required will be organised. D&C (Dilatation and curettage), also known as an Evacuation of retained products of Conception (EVAC)is performed at Columba.

Columba at Ascot staff organise a mutually agreeable time, a consultant gynaecologist, and an anaesthetist to perform this procedure. This can usually be organised within 24 to 48 hours.  Most medical insurance companies cover this procedure.


A miscarriage is a pregnancy loss before 20 weeks...


There are a number of things to be aware of regarding your physical recovery from a miscarriage...


Miscarriage is a traumatic event involving both birth and death, and most women need some time to adjust to what has happened.   Although feelings and reactions appear to vary greatly, the following list is a summary of experiences commonly reported by women after miscarriage.   Any combination of these responses is considered by Doctors and Psychologists to be a normal part of coming to terms with what has happened.