Miscarriage - also known as spontaneous abortion and pregnancy loss - is the natural death of an embryo or fetus before it is able to survive independently.
Some use the cutoff of 20 weeks of gestation, after which fetal death is known as a stillbirth.
The most common symptom of a miscarriage is vaginal bleeding with or without pain.
Sadness, anxiety and guilt may occur afterwards.
Tissue and clot-like material may leave the uterus and pass through and out of the vagina.
When a woman keeps having miscarriages, infertility is present.
SIMBA Charity's groups open to anyone who has gone through the death of a baby at any stage of pregnancy or close to the time of birth.
SIMBA Charity's groups are all within central locations and accessible by all and open to other family members and friends.
The first SIMBA support group started in May 2011 after a request from a bereaved parent who felt there was need for a group in the area where she lived, a place where she could talk to other parents who had gone through similar. SIMBA responded to her and others needs and set up our first group.
The Miscarriage Association are there to provide support and information to anyone affected by miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy or molar pregnancy.
The Miscarriage Association have a UK-wide network of support volunteers, who have been through the experience of pregnancy loss themselves and can offer real understanding and a listening ear.