The Miscarriage Association of Ireland
The Miscarriage Association of Ireland is a charitable body set up by, and with the support of women and men who themselves have been experienced the loss of a baby through miscarriage.
The Association was founded in September 1988 by Hilary Frazer from the southside of Dublin. Hilary left hospital with "nothing" following a miscarriage and she found this so traumatic and heartbreaking that she placed an advertisement in the paper. Stephanie Blandford from the northside of Dublin answered the ad and this was the beginning of the Miscarriage Association of Ireland. Meetings were held in Hilary's sitting room. She set up a telephone support helpline and managed this herself.
Now The Miscarriage Association of Ireland holds monthly support meetings in Buswells Hotel, Molesworth Street, Dublin 2 on the first Thursday of every month. The telephone support line is operated by a team of volunteers.