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It is estimated that 1 in 5 pregnancies end in miscarriage. Yet this devastating issue is often little understood or discussed openly. Losing a pregnancy is different for everyone and affects whole families and communities as well as parents.
Director of Women's Health Research Centre and Principle Investigator of the Recurrent Miscarriage Tissue, Prof Regan will talk about the experience of pregnancy loss, moving from the biology and physical experience to the emotional impact.
Joined by broadcaster and journalist, Tulip Mazumdar who will share her experience of maternal health issues that women face and her own experience of pregnancy loss.
We want to open up the conversation and shine a light on the issue so welcome questions to be sent in beforehand to email@example.com. There will also be live Q&A.
Tulip Mazumdar is an award winning journalist specialising in global health. She is currently working on a wide ranging BBC News series looking at miscarriage care around the world. She has been reporting on the pandemic over the last two and a half years. Prior to that, she led the BBC’s coverage of the Ebola outbreak from West Africa in 2014-2016, and subsequently reported on MERs from Saudi Arabia and Zika in Latin America. She has a special interest in women’s health and has covered the fight against FGM in Kenya, Sierra Leone and the UK, fistula in Uganda and obesity among women in Qatar.
Before her work in global health Tulip reported on the plight of the missing Chibok school girls from northern Nigeria for Panorama, and covered the war in Afghanistan from Kabul and embedded with British troops in Helmand province.
Professor Dame Lesley Regan is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Imperial College, St Mary’s Hospital, London. She is director of the Women's Health Research Centre and co-director of the UK Pregnancy Baby Bio Bank. Having graduated from the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, London, in 1980 Professor Regan pursued her career at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, where she first became enthused by clinical & laboratory research, completing an MD on miscarriage. She went on to set up the world’s largest recurrent miscarriage clinic at St Mary’s Hospital, London. Professor Regan was the 30th President (2016-2019) of the RCOG. Since 2018 she has been co-Chair of the national Women’s Health Task Force and Secretary General of the International Federation of Gynaecology & Obstetrics. She received a DSc from University College London in 2015, and was awarded a DBE for her services to women’s health in the 2020 New Year’s Honours List.