Miscarriage

Miscarriage is an often a very difficult time and your midwives are here to help. If you are experiencing spotting or bleeding we recommend that you page us. The midwives will listen to what is happening and they will decide with you, what is the best course of action. Depending what is going on the midwives will offer you different options including ultrasound. If a miscarriage is diagnosed in the first 20 weeks gestation you may be offered a referral to the Early Pregnancy Clinic (EPC) at Michael Garron Hospital. Your midwife will organize this appointment with the EPC as quickly as possible, if it is needed.  Your midwife will call you to check in and see how you are doing and offer you support. We often recommend following up with your family doctor after a miscarriage.

Early Pregnancy Clinic at Michael Garron Hospital
The Early Pregnancy Clinic will meet the physical and emotional needs of women and families experiencing complications in early pregnancy.

What is the process for clients who are referred to the clinic?
Clients with an appointment will register at the main admitting department before their appointment. You will then go to The Child and Teen Clinic reception area (G108 in the Mortimer Lobby) and wait for your scheduled appointment time. At this time you will be assessed and the treatment options will be explained. The necessary steps will be carried out depending upon the chosen treatment option and patient need (expectant management, medical management or surgical management, counselling). Counselling will be provided by the nurse practitioner in the clinic and referrals may also be made to Chaplaincy if necessary.

Resources for our families experiencing grief:

Bereaved Families of Ontario – Metropolitan Toronto
www.bfotoronto.ca
562 Eglinton Ave. E.
Toronto, ON M4P 1P1
(416) 440-0290

The Canadian Centre for Bereavement Counselling & Education
49 Gloucester
Toronto, ON M4Y 1L8
(416) 926-0905

Bereaved Families Online
www.bereavedfamilies.net
Bereaved Families Online provides support for people who have lost an immediate family member — an infant, a child, an adult child, a parent, a brother or a sister, an adult sibling, a grandchild or a spouse. They support parents, guardians or family members, helping a child grieve. They support the unique circumstances faced by survivors of violent death, survivors of completed suicide, and families seeking pregnancy after loss.