Attitudes to pregnancy loss have changed fundamentally in the past 20 years. The impetus for much of the change has been from women themselves, acting either as individuals or through the self-help organisations: the Miscarriage Association, the Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society (SANDS) or Support Around Termination for Abnormality (SATFA). These organisations formed in the late 1970s and 80s and continue to play a vital role not only in raising public awareness of the issues and providing support for women but also in acting as a resource group for professionals and pressing for improvements in health care.
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