13. How to Cope with Stress and Depression in Women with Recurrent Miscarriage
- Ole B. Christiansen2,3
Published Online: 8 NOV 2013
Copyright © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
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
Unit for Recurrent Miscarriage Fertility Clinic 4071 Rigshospitalet Copenhagen, Denmark
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Aalborg University Hospital, Aalborg, Denmark
- Published Online: 8 NOV 2013
- Published Print: 10 DEC 2013
Print ISBN: 9780470672945
Online ISBN: 9781118749012
- decision making process;
- recurrent miscarriage (RM);
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.