Emotional Reactions to the Miscarriage of a Consciously Desired Pregnancy
Miscarriage* is a commonly occurring event. Any pregnancy that terminates spontaneously before the fetus reaches viability may be correctly termed a miscarriage. The majority of reported miscarriages occur in the second or third month of gestation. Early miscarriages, those occurring in the first month or so of pregnancy, often go unrecognized or are noted only as a delayed and perhaps heavier-than-usual menstrual period. Taking this into account, the actual incidence of miscarriage is probably considerably higher than statistics indicate. A conservative estimate is that between 14% and 18% of all pregnancies end in miscarriage.
KeywordsEmotional Reaction Spontaneous Abortion Personality Structure Psychosomatic Research Medical Care System
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