Majority of women who are pregnant, whether aware or unaware, come to a facility other than an Ob/Gyn provider while actively miscarrying. These women are then either sent home or referred to follow up with their Ob/Gyn, with little to no information as to what caused this in the first place, what the follow up entails, what options are available, or what the outcome may be. All providers, regardless of specialty, should be familiar with what the next steps are for this unfortunate event. Women face an emotional burden while going through this process, and having adequate information can ease their discomfort. Even though patients who are miscarrying do not go through a full term pregnancy, they are still at risk for postpartum depression.
Shami S. An Approach to Managing Early Pregnancy Loss: An Emotional Burden. University of Lynchburg DMSc Doctoral Project Assignment Repository. 2020; 2(3).
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