Multiple Miscarriages

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Emotions and Multiple Miscarriages in Women

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Multiple Miscarriages - Personal Experience Analysis3

Emotional Changes in Women after Multiple Miscarriages4

Theoretical Approach to Emotional Disturbances after Multiple Miscarriages5

James-Lange Theory6

Schachter-Singer Theory7


Emotions and Multiple Miscarriages in Women


Parenthood is something that women and men are expected and encouraged to be a part of, but for most societies, only within the social, economic, and sexual circumstances considered appropriate for those societies. Pregnancy holds a prominent place within cultures and women's lives, as evidenced by the multitude of religious, scientific, cultural, and social beliefs (Costa, 2009, 19). Occurrence of miscarriage in women is highly common; majority of time this kind of cases are not recognized, acknowledged, or registered. The risk of successive miscarriage increases with each preceding stillbirth or complicated pregnancy condition.

Multiple Miscarriages - Personal Experience Analysis

My personal experience that had a significant emotional impact on me is the multiple miscarriages in women. Emotional changes increased in momentum when the same thing happened to me. Multiple miscarriages affected me psychologically, behaviourally, and emotionally. Psychological effects of multiple miscarriages that lead to numerous psychological problems vary from woman to woman (Jones, 2010, 34). The effects of spontaneous abortion depend on the expectations for the pregnancy. Pregnancy may end in a variety of ways, including full-term birth of a child, premature birth, miscarriage, stillborn, and abortion (Brady et al., 2008, 18).

There are different causes of miscarriages. However, most of them occur when pregnancy is not developing normally, and usually factors for miscarriages relates to natural causes (Creasey et al., 2004, 47). Progesterone deficiencies, chromosomal abnormalities, and infections or malformations in the uterus are significant causes of miscarriages in women (Jones, 2010, 76-77). Miscarriage creates significant psychological impact on women along with physical problems to the body. Intensity of psychological recovery is highly complex compare to physical problems associated with successive miscarriages. Psychological impact enhances when women experience multiple miscarriages (John, 2011, 15).

Multiple miscarriages typically occur for generic cause of the anomalies other than factors that relate to internal infection, exposure to dangerous environment, hormonal irregularities, malnutrition, and excessive use of drugs to protect foetus development (Campbell & Graham, 2009, 92-93). In many cases, although causes of multiple miscarriages are beyond the control of women, but the level of the psychological impact and emotional imbalances it create in women requires considerable attention (Jones, 2010, 42). This paper will analyzes the emotional changes that a women experience after multiple miscarriages, associated with psychological problems.

Emotional Changes in Women after Multiple Miscarriages

The death of a child prior to birth (during pregnancy phase) presents a remarkable bereavement condition. Series of miscarriages in the hope of having pregnancy make women stressful that leads to make them blaming themselves for the cause of miscarriage (Vance et al., 2002, 369). In the majority of situations, women blame themselves for the occurrence of miscarriage, despite being aware that miscarriages cannot be prevented in many circumstances.

The guilt and grief arouse after multiple miscarriage is inconsistent (John, 2011, 16). Depression and anxiety symptoms dispel with the passage of time; stress factor dominate in few women for years due to successive ...
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