The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Women’s Adjustment Following Pregnancy Loss
Journal of Loss and Trauma
There are a variety of constraints to accessing social support following pregnancy loss that can negatively impact women. Being able to seek and receive needed social support following pregnancy loss may be further complicated by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The current study explored the experiences and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women who have experienced miscarriage or stillbirth. Results showed that the pandemic exacerbated women’s feelings of grief, trauma, depression and anxiety. These findings indicate that addressing the mental health needs of women who have experienced pregnancy loss during the pandemic should be evaluated and addressed.
Freedle, Agata; Iyer, Dishika Deepak; and Miller, Maria, "The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Women’s Adjustment Following Pregnancy Loss" (2022). Faculty Scholarship. 467.