Journal article

"It's just one of those things people don't seem to talk about..." women's experiences of social support following miscarriage: a qualitative study

Clare Bellhouse, Meredith J Temple-Smith, Jade E Bilardi

BMC WOMENS HEALTH | BMC | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Miscarriage is a common event which is estimated to occur in approximately one in four confirmed pregnancies (Collins et al, Grief Matters Aust J Grief Bereave_ 17:44, 2014, St John et al, Aust J Adv Nurs_ 23:8, 2006). Social networks play an important role in supporting women following this event and positive support experiences can play a role in buffering women's experiences of grief, loss and psychological distress following miscarriage (Rowlands et al, J Reprod Infant Psychol_ 28:274-86, 2010, Stratton et al, Aust New Zeal J Obstet Gynaecol_ 48:5-11). METHODS: Women were recruited through existing networks known to the researcher, miscarriage support organisations and snowba..

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