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Pregnancy after miscarriage: balancing between loss of control and searching for control.
Res Nurs Health. 2014 Aug; 37(4):267-75.RN

Abstract

Pregnant women who have had miscarriages face challenges in responding to the loss of the previous pregnancy and the uncertainties of the early pregnancy that follows. The research question in this qualitative study was: How do women experience miscarriage, conception, and the early pregnancy waiting period, and what types of coping strategies do they use during these periods? Twenty-four women were interviewed in a subsequent pregnancy after having a miscarriage. Data analyses resulted in an overarching theme described as "balancing between loss of control and searching for control." Although women realized there was little they could do to influence the outcome, they searched for strategies to increase the feeling of control in each period of waiting. The results of this study may contribute to interventions to support women during miscarriage and subsequent conception and pregnancy.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Reproductive Medicine and Gynaecology, University Medical Centre Utrecht, P.O. Box 85500, 3508, GA Utrecht, The Netherlands.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

24974799

Citation

Ockhuijsen, Henrietta D L., et al. "Pregnancy After Miscarriage: Balancing Between Loss of Control and Searching for Control." Research in Nursing & Health, vol. 37, no. 4, 2014, pp. 267-75.
Ockhuijsen HD, van den Hoogen A, Boivin J, et al. Pregnancy after miscarriage: balancing between loss of control and searching for control. Res Nurs Health. 2014;37(4):267-75.
Ockhuijsen, H. D., van den Hoogen, A., Boivin, J., Macklon, N. S., & de Boer, F. (2014). Pregnancy after miscarriage: balancing between loss of control and searching for control. Research in Nursing & Health, 37(4), 267-75. https://doi.org/10.1002/nur.21610
Ockhuijsen HD, et al. Pregnancy After Miscarriage: Balancing Between Loss of Control and Searching for Control. Res Nurs Health. 2014;37(4):267-75. PubMed PMID: 24974799.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Pregnancy after miscarriage: balancing between loss of control and searching for control. AU - Ockhuijsen,Henrietta D L, AU - van den Hoogen,Agnes, AU - Boivin,Jacky, AU - Macklon,Nicholas S, AU - de Boer,Fijgje, Y1 - 2014/06/29/ PY - 2014/06/05/accepted PY - 2014/7/1/entrez PY - 2014/7/1/pubmed PY - 2014/9/11/medline KW - coping strategies KW - emotions KW - miscarriage KW - pregnancy KW - qualitative research SP - 267 EP - 75 JF - Research in nursing & health JO - Res Nurs Health VL - 37 IS - 4 N2 - Pregnant women who have had miscarriages face challenges in responding to the loss of the previous pregnancy and the uncertainties of the early pregnancy that follows. The research question in this qualitative study was: How do women experience miscarriage, conception, and the early pregnancy waiting period, and what types of coping strategies do they use during these periods? Twenty-four women were interviewed in a subsequent pregnancy after having a miscarriage. Data analyses resulted in an overarching theme described as "balancing between loss of control and searching for control." Although women realized there was little they could do to influence the outcome, they searched for strategies to increase the feeling of control in each period of waiting. The results of this study may contribute to interventions to support women during miscarriage and subsequent conception and pregnancy. SN - 1098-240X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/24974799/Pregnancy_after_miscarriage:_balancing_between_loss_of_control_and_searching_for_control_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1002/nur.21610 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -