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How women who have experienced one or more miscarriages manage their feelings and emotions when they become pregnant again - a qualitative interview study.
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PMID:  21967678     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Scand J Caring Sci; 2011 How women who have experienced one or more miscarriages manage their feelings and emotions when they become pregnant again - a qualitative interview study Aim:  The aim of this study was to investigate how women who have experienced one or more miscarriages manage their feelings when they become pregnant again. Method:  Individual qualitative interviews were conducted with 16 women who were pregnant again after experiencing one or more miscarriages. The interviews were analysed using qualitative content analysis with an inductive approach. Results:  The analysis of the material ended up in five categories: distancing herself from her pregnancy, focusing on her pregnancy symptoms, searching for confirming information, asking for ultrasound examination and asking for professional and social support. Because of their past experience with miscarriage, it could be painful to have another pregnancy terminate in disappointment. Therefore, the women manage their feelings by distancing themselves from their pregnancies. Simultaneously, they are managing their emotions by seeking affirmation that their current pregnancy is normal. Conclusion:  Generally speaking, women manage their emotions by themselves. They feel isolated with their worries and concerns, and they are in need of the support provided from their intimate circle of friends and family as well as from the staff of the maternity health care ward. Unfortunately, the women do not feel that they get the support they need from the staff, instead they have to rely on their friends, family and partners to help them manage their emotions.
Authors:
Ida-Maria Andersson; Sandra Nilsson; Annsofie Adolfsson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-10-4
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of caring sciences     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1471-6712     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
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Created Date:  2011-10-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804206     Medline TA:  Scand J Caring Sci     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2011 The Authors. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences © 2011 Nordic College of Caring Science.
Affiliation:
School of Life Sciences, University of Skövde, Skövde, Sweden Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Skaraborg Hospital, Skövde, Sweden.
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