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Published on 19 May 2023
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Early Pregnancy Loss and Mental Health Outcomes
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Early Pregnancy Loss
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Miscarriage: Loss of foetus before 22 weeks pregnancy Ectopic pregnancy: Foetus develops outside of the uterus, pregnancy is usually lost before 14 weeks
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>>  15% of pregnancies
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>>  2% of pregnancies
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The Research Problem
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There is currently a gap in research Current research and treatment focus on physical effects of pregnancy loss Anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress are linked to early pregnancy loss
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Aim: Investigate the relationship between early pregnancy loss and mental health
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Reveal the gap in clinical treatment of women experiencing early pregnancy loss
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Participants
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English women experiencing miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy experiencing a healthy full-term pregnancy (control)
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https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2019.10.102
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Method
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Survey: online survey, sent by email Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale Hospital Post-traumatic Stress Scale
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Miscarriage/Ectopic pregnancy: survey completed at 1, 3 and 9 months after pregnancy loss
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Healthy pregnancy: survey completed at 11-14 weeks, following pregnancy       scan confirming healthy pregnancy
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Results
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Early pregnancy loss had a serious negative impact on women's mental health
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Significance
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Lack of mental health awareness in women    experiencing early pregnancy loss Gap in mental health management Allowed free expression of women's struggles Only study to collect data in healthy pregnant     women (control group)
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Future Research: increased mental health screening support methods (counselling, support groups, family support)
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Conclusion
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Early pregnancy loss has a significant impact on mental health There is societal stigma surrounding pregnancy loss Inadequate clinical management Further reseacrh is required
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Thanks for your time
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If you know someone who has experienced early pregnancy loss, check up on them.
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If you or someone you know is in need of support, you can contact one of the national counselling services below: Lifeline 13 11 14 - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week Beyond Blue – 1300 22 4636 - www.beyondblue.org.au Butterfly Foundation National Helpline 1800 334 673 MensLine Australia 1300 789 978