Miscarriage: Women's Experiences and Needs

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Approximately one in four pregnancies ends in miscarriage but for each woman the experience is unique. This sympathetic and helpful book explores the many different ways in which women physically experience miscarriage and emotionally react to it. Drawing on the experiences of over 350 women, it will help every woman who has miscarried make sense of her loss and find her own way of coping with the confusion that frequently follows.

Many aspects of miscarriage are covered including difficult issues that are often avoided:

* the nature of the loss: tissue, embryo, foetus or baby?
* guilt about an earlier abortion
* explaining miscarriage to other children
* the effect of miscarriage on a relationship
* returning to work after miscarriage
* coping with repeated miscarriages.

The text also provides a set of guidelines to good practice for professionals, based on what women say they find helpful. Professionals who want to evaluate their own practice or develop the service they offer will find this an invaluable reference.

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'I read it from cover to cover in a day and could not put it down.' - Nursing Times

'This book has a significant role to play for the Emergency nurse and doctor.' - Accident and Emergency Nursing.

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Approximately one in four pregnancies ends in miscarriage, but for each woman the experience is unique. This sympathetic and helpful book explores the many different ways in which women react to miscarriage, both physically and emotionally.

Many aspects of miscarriage are covered, including previously neglected issues such as:
• the nature of the loss: tissue, foetus or baby
• how feelings about the initial pregnancy affect feelings about miscarriage
• feelings of guilt – including those around earlier abortions
• explaining miscarriage to other children
• the effect of miscarriage on a relationship
• returning to work
• coping with repeated miscarriages.

'Miscarriage' also lays out a unique set of 'Guidelines for Good Practice', invaluable for health practitioners concerned to improve the care they offer.

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