Grieving after early pregnancy loss--a common reality.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/292761
Title:
Grieving after early pregnancy loss--a common reality.
Authors:
Purandare, N; Ryan, G; Ciprike, V; Trevisan, J; Sheehan, J; Geary, M
Affiliation:
Rotunda Hospital, Parnell St, Dublin 1. docnikhilp@rediffmail.com
Citation:
Grieving after early pregnancy loss--a common reality., 105 (10):326-8 Ir Med J
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
24-May-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/292761
PubMed ID:
23495541
Abstract:
A miscarriage can be very traumatic for a couple and their immediate family. The aim of this study was to assess, using the Perinatal Grief Scale (PGS), whether the type of early pregnancy loss influences the severity of grief and whether the presence of living children influences the severity of grief. Over a period of 6 months in 2008, seventy five patients were recruited for the study, of which 7 (9.3%) had molar pregnancies, 20 (26.7%) had ectopic pregnancies, 43 (573%) had a miscarriage and 5 (6.7%) had recurrent miscarriages. In this study there was no significant difference in severity of grief, between women that had a miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy (p = 0.14) or, between women that had a miscarriage and a molar pregnancy (p = 0.85). Women who had experienced a ectopic pregnancy did not have a higher grief intensity than the women that had a molar pregnancy (p = 0.75). However, for women with a child, the grief intensity significantly increases with the number of miscarriages (p = 0.015). Women with no children with an ectopic pregnancy grieve significantly more than those with a child (p = 0.019). An appointment for the 'Miscarriage Clinic' should be offered to all of these women but special attention should be paid to those in the categories most at risk
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Abortion, Habitual; Abortion, Spontaneous; Bereavement; Female; Grief; Humans; Hydatidiform Mole; Pregnancy; Pregnancy Trimester, First; Pregnancy, Ectopic
ISSN:
0332-3102

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dc.contributor.authorPurandare, Nen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRyan, Gen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCiprike, Ven_GB
dc.contributor.authorTrevisan, Jen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSheehan, Jen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGeary, Men_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-24T14:37:54Z-
dc.date.available2013-05-24T14:37:54Z-
dc.date.issued2013-05-24-
dc.identifier.citationGrieving after early pregnancy loss--a common reality., 105 (10):326-8 Ir Med Jen_GB
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102-
dc.identifier.pmid23495541-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/292761-
dc.description.abstractA miscarriage can be very traumatic for a couple and their immediate family. The aim of this study was to assess, using the Perinatal Grief Scale (PGS), whether the type of early pregnancy loss influences the severity of grief and whether the presence of living children influences the severity of grief. Over a period of 6 months in 2008, seventy five patients were recruited for the study, of which 7 (9.3%) had molar pregnancies, 20 (26.7%) had ectopic pregnancies, 43 (573%) had a miscarriage and 5 (6.7%) had recurrent miscarriages. In this study there was no significant difference in severity of grief, between women that had a miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy (p = 0.14) or, between women that had a miscarriage and a molar pregnancy (p = 0.85). Women who had experienced a ectopic pregnancy did not have a higher grief intensity than the women that had a molar pregnancy (p = 0.75). However, for women with a child, the grief intensity significantly increases with the number of miscarriages (p = 0.015). Women with no children with an ectopic pregnancy grieve significantly more than those with a child (p = 0.019). An appointment for the 'Miscarriage Clinic' should be offered to all of these women but special attention should be paid to those in the categories most at risken_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Irish medical journalen_GB
dc.subject.meshAbortion, Habitual-
dc.subject.meshAbortion, Spontaneous-
dc.subject.meshBereavement-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshGrief-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshHydatidiform Mole-
dc.subject.meshPregnancy-
dc.subject.meshPregnancy Trimester, First-
dc.subject.meshPregnancy, Ectopic-
dc.titleGrieving after early pregnancy loss--a common reality.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentRotunda Hospital, Parnell St, Dublin 1. docnikhilp@rediffmail.comen_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
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