Recurrent Miscarriages: Causes, Management and Impact by applying the Transactional Model of Stress

Shahnaz Shahid, Rafat Jan

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The term recurrent miscarriage includes all pregnancy losses from the time of conception until 24 weeks of gestation. 1 Miscarriage is a multifaceted biologic and psychological experience, affecting 1% of couples trying to conceive. The purpose of this paper is to discuss about the causes, impact, and management of recurrent miscarriage by using the transactional model of stress. The exact cause of miscarriage is unknown; but, increased anticardiolipin antibodies, increased maternal age translocation of parental chromosomes, anatomical variation such as septate uterus, and presence of genital tract infections can lead to miscarriage. It is a stressful event; and, women respond to it in a variety of ways. Some woman may end up in having altered marital relationships, and others may suffer from psychological problems such as sadness, anger, guilt, anxiety, and lack of interest. Thus, this puts the burden on the health care providers to identify and address medical and psychological issues; and encourage for follow-up counseling that is required to minimize discomfort and enhance coping strategies for living a happy life.

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JournalSchool of Nursing & Midwifery
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015

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