International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecological Nursing
2022, Vol. 4, Issue 2, Part A
Impact of missed abortion & early pregnancy loss on mental health of women: A thematic Narrative review
Background: Early loss of Pregnancy and Missed Abortion is shocking, traumatizing and un-bearable loss for women and the family members which leads to an adverse impact on mental health of women with an intense period of emotional distress and grief process. Women experiencing a missed abortion and early loss of pregnancy generally have no self-awareness due to the lack of obvious symptoms.
Significance of the study: Miscarriage can be a devastating event for women that can lead to short term as well as long-term emotional distress. While several studies have factors impacting the emotional wellbeing of parents experiencing miscarriage, there is a lack of review evidence which synthesizes the findings of post-abortion impact on mental health of women’s. So the narrative review was done to understand the impact of early loss of Pregnancy and Missed Abortion on Mental health of women’s.
Methodology: Reviews were conducted using Electronic data bases like PubMed, Science direct, and Google scholar on mental health impact due to missed abortion. Data was qualitatively analyzed thematically presented.
Discussion and Conclusion: Four major themes emerged after doing the reviews on impact on mental health due to early pregnancy loss and missed abortion: Miscarriage: A traumatic loss, anxiety Following Early loss of Pregnancy, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Post-Abortion Depression. Early Pregnancy loss can significantly contribute to the overall burden of psychopathology of women.
Abhilasha Tiwari. Impact of missed abortion & early pregnancy loss on mental health of women: A thematic Narrative review. Int J Obstetrics Gynaecological Nurs 2022;4(2):20-22. DOI: 10.33545/26642298.2022.v4.i2a.90