'The silence was deafening': Women's experiences of coping with miscarriage

Rowlands, Ingrid and Lee, Christina (2008). 'The silence was deafening': Women's experiences of coping with miscarriage. In: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology. Abstracts of papers and posters presented at the 28th Annual Conference of the Society for Reproductive and Infant Psychology. SRIP 2008: 28th Annual Conference of the Society for Reproductive and Infant Psychology, London, U.K., (270-270). 8-10 September 2008. doi:10.1080/02646830802224440


Author Rowlands, Ingrid
Lee, Christina
Title of paper 'The silence was deafening': Women's experiences of coping with miscarriage
Formatted title
‘The silence was deafening’: Women’s experiences of coping with miscarriage
Conference name SRIP 2008: 28th Annual Conference of the Society for Reproductive and Infant Psychology
Conference location London, U.K.
Conference dates 8-10 September 2008
Proceedings title Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology. Abstracts of papers and posters presented at the 28th Annual Conference of the Society for Reproductive and Infant Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
Journal name Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication New York, NY, U.S.A.
Publisher Routledge
Publication Year 2008
Sub-type Poster
DOI 10.1080/02646830802224440
ISSN 0264-6838
1469-672X
Volume 26
Issue 3
Start page 270
End page 270
Total pages 1
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Introduction: Qualitative research related to coping with miscarriage is increasing. However, evidence which examines the coping strategies that may facilitate adjustment to miscarriage is scant. Using qualitative methods, we examined both the emotional outcomes for women after miscarriage, and the strategies identified by women as facilitating their mental health and well-being.

Conclusion: Miscarriage may be a traumatic experience for many women, however, support and acknowledgement from the community and adequate medical care appears to promote positive mental health and wellbeing. Overall, the results showed that social norms, attitudes and expectations greatly affected how women coped with miscarriage. This has important implications for support and treatment of women after miscarriage.
© 2008 Society for Reproductive and Infant Psychology
Subjects 1701 Psychology
Q-Index Code EX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

 
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