Navigating grief and pregnancy loss through online story telling

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Miscarriage, a common experience, is uncommonly discussed in personal and professional support networks. The normal reaction of grief from a miscarriage in addition to other external factors can lead to complicated grief, a condition that has negative mental health implications on the bereaved mother. Through the lens of Worden’s tasks of meaning, a content analysis was conducted on six public blog posts in which women openly shared their grief experiences. The authors discuss the need for more training in social work practice regarding reproductive health and the intersection of reproductive health and mental health.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)795-809
Number of pages15
JournalQualitative Social Work
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2023

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  • Pregnancy loss
  • grief
  • mental health
  • social work in healthcare

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)


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