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Miscarriage & Recurrent Miscarriage


Current or threatened miscarriage


If a woman is having a miscarriage (current event) referrals may be sent to the Emergency Gynae Unit at UHCW.

The Emergency Gynae Unit is on Ward 23, second floor, UHCW Open 24 hours a day

Please phone first, tel 024 7696 7000.

Open 24 hours a day, no need to use Accident and Emergency.

For non-urgent queries about the Unit, please contact Mr Feras Izzat, Consultant Gynaecologist, email feras.izzat@uhcw.nhs.uk

If the pregnancy is 22 weeks or more, the patient should go to Labour Ward.

Recurrent Miscarriage

If a woman has had recurrent miscarriages, referrals can be sent to Prof Siobhan Quenby at UHCW. She has considerable expertise in this area.

Prof Quenby recommends referral if a woman has had TWO OR MORE miscarriages in the first trimester or ONE OR MORE losses in the second trimester.

NICE guidelines NG126 recommend progesterone 400mg PV BD until 16 weeks for women with bleeding in early pregnancy and history of miscarriage

Evidence Base

Links to evidence base on the right hand side panel

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