One in six women suffer from long-term PTSD symptoms following a miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy, research suggests.
Scientists quizzed 650 women who lost their baby about their psychological state following the heartbreaking news.
Almost a third of women suffered from post-traumatic stress a month later. Others were plagued with anxiety and depression, as well as feelings of guilt and shame.
And 18 per cent of women studied still had PTSD nine months later, reliving their devastating loss through nightmares and flashbacks.