I thought I should sign up and report on the very successful MVA procedure I've just had for a delayed miscarriage. After being offered several options, I discounted medical management because it can be lengthy and painful, surgical treatment (because of the general anaesthetic) and conservative management (because I needed closure and my pregnancy showed no signs of coming away in its own). I was petrified of the pain but needn't have been. The procedure is quick and whilst not pain free is no where near as bad as I had read on some forum posts. Take all of the pain relief they offer you (I quite enjoyed gas and air) and expect strong period pains during the procedure and in the days following it. If you are reading this because you are trying to decide which procedure to have please be assured that from my experience, an MVA is a good choice in an experience where there don't seem to be many good choices. Thanks to all at MRI for looking after me and a big high five for the NHS. Finally, if you are reading this because you have had a miscarriage, I am sorry and let's hope it's a better outcome for us all next time.