13. How to Cope with Stress and Depression in Women with Recurrent Miscarriage

  1. Ole B. Christiansen2,3
  1. Keren Shakhar and
  2. Dida Fleisig

Published Online: 8 NOV 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118749012.ch13

Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

How to Cite

Shakhar, K. and Fleisig, D. (2013) How to Cope with Stress and Depression in Women with Recurrent Miscarriage, in Recurrent Pregnancy Loss (ed O. B. Christiansen), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Oxford. doi: 10.1002/9781118749012.ch13

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Unit for Recurrent Miscarriage Fertility Clinic 4071 Rigshospitalet Copenhagen, Denmark

  2. 3

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Aalborg University Hospital, Aalborg, Denmark

Author Information

  1. Department of Behavioral Sciences, The College of Management Academic Studies, Rishon Le-Zion, Israel

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 NOV 2013
  2. Published Print: 10 DEC 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470672945

Online ISBN: 9781118749012



  • decision making process;
  • depression;
  • recurrent miscarriage (RM);
  • stress;
  • women


Recurrent miscarriage (RM) may occur at different stages in a couple's relationship and may raise different Emotions. Such depression and anxiety can last several months and even a year and may be accompanied by symptoms such as frequent weeping with apparently no external or internal reason, lethargy, having no motivation to carry daily tasks, sleeping too much or too little, increased or reduced appetite, and diminished interest in social events. Internet forums and blogs can serve as a good source of emotional support. Women use them much more frequently than men, and they report using these forums mainly to get empathy, warmth, understanding, sense of belonging, and to share their feelings. Almost any decision making process bears potential feelings of discomfort and at times even stress, anxiety, and a feeling of loss of control over one's life.