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Fife Council and the Miscarriage Association’s Pregnancy Loss Pledge

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1093: tabled on 18 March 2022

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 14 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House commends Fife Council on being the first local authority in the UK to sign up to the Miscarriage Association’s Pregnancy Loss Pledge to tackle the stigma associated with miscarriage; supports the campaign which wants to introduce paid leave for families who experience a miscarriage before 24 weeks; notes that the campaign aims to improve support for parents who experience miscarriage by encouraging work environments where employers show empathy and understanding towards people and their partners experiencing pregnancy loss; further notes that the pledge encourages workplaces to introduce a pregnancy loss policy or guidance, which is included in sickness, bereavement or other workplace policies; and congratulates Fife Council in leading the way on this matter and hopes that other local authorities will follow suit to support this important campaign to ensure that employees are fully supported in the event that they experience pregnancy loss.