As I'm researching I'm discovering other issues with women's healthcare. These may be out of the scope of what I'm doing, but I'm capturing them here and someone else may wish to pick these up.
- Bereavement leave that covers termination of a pregnancy due to birth defects that are incompatible with life
- Midwives are not paid specifically for providing miscarriage care
- "The terms of paid parental leave need to be clearer and more accessible for stillbirth too. We didn't know at the time that we would have been eligible for this after our son was born at 27 weeks in 2013"
- "We knew our pregnancy would end at our 12week scan due to defects. We decided to let it end on its own terms and in a way I was lucky she passed at 21 weeks as the "cut off" for miscarriage and stillborn is 20weeks. So we have a birth certificate for her. In the eyes of the law she was a person she existed. Had she been born at 19 weeks in the eyes of the law she wouldn't exist no certificate nothing. Even thought after 15 weeks you must give birth to the baby. This is what upset me the most how can you give birth to your baby but it not be accepted as birth but in fact a delayed miscarriage??"
- "I'm also unsure of what mechanism would be best in work place if women want to keep that information [taking bereavement leave for miscarriage] private. You shouldn't have to use up your sick leave and at same time we know that some employers discriminate in terms of pay rises and promotions if they think women are planning to become pregnant."