Losing an Unborn Baby: Support after Miscarriage: Losing an Unborn Baby

T CASSIDY, Eireann O'Kane

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Abstract

Objectives: The lack of professional healthcare support can exacerbate negative emotions, making it extremely difficult for women to cope following miscarriage. This study sought to further understand the experiences of women who miscarry in relation to the healthcare support they received.
Design: An online survey using questionnaire data collection in 232 women who had experienced a miscarriage between 5-30 months previously.
Methods: Measures looked at experience of miscarriage, perceptions of care received, impact of miscarriage, stress, wellbeing, and generalized affective disorder.
Results: Participants exhibited poorer care received and higher levels of impact of miscarriage than normative data. Impact of miscarriage and stress levels predicted lower wellbeing and more generalized affective disorder. Care received and experience of miscarriage predicted impact of miscarriage.
Conclusions: Health professionals need to recognized how care impacts on the experience of miscarriage and prove more compassionate and supportive care.
LanguageEnglish
Article number3
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Family Medicine Forecast
Volume2
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 11 Oct 2019

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Keywords

  • Miscarriage
  • Care
  • Health professional
  • Wellbeing
  • Generalised affective disorder

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Losing an Unborn Baby: Support after Miscarriage : Losing an Unborn Baby. / CASSIDY, T; O'Kane, Eireann.

In: Journal of Family Medicine Forecast, Vol. 2, No. 3, 3, 11.10.2019, p. 1-6.

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