One in four pregnancies end in miscarriage, however, under current legislation, workers are only entitled to paid bereavement leave following a stillbirth after 24 weeks of pregnancy.

In December, Angela Crawley MP’s Private Members’ Bill, the Miscarriage Leave Bill, is due to receive its second reading in the House of Commons. The bill seeks to introduce three days of statutory paid leave for parents who experience a miscarriage before 24 weeks of pregnancy.

We at SiMBA understand that three days after the loss of a baby is minimal, however it's a start, and we believe that every parent should be entitled to a recognised leave after the loss of their baby.

Other countries, including New Zealand and Australia have written similar provisions into law and Northern Ireland is set to become the latest country to adopt paid miscarriage leave, introducing it by April 2026.

Angela Crawley said:
"Members of the public will now have their chance to back the campaign by signing the petition. “By launching this petition, we are giving the public the chance to show their support for paid miscarriage leave and to tell the government directly how strongly they feel and how important this issue is.

If the UK Government get behind the Miscarriage Leave Bill, we can take a positive step towards eliminating the stigma associated with miscarriage and pregnancy loss as well as properly supporting parents who experience miscarriage before 24 weeks.”
We are asking, you to show your support by signing the petition. To sign click on the image below: #paidmiscarriageleave 
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