Outcomes of structured psychotherapy for emotional adjustment in a childless couple diagnosed with recurrent pregnancy loss: A unique investigation

Patel, Ansha and Dinesh, N and Sharma, PSVN and Kumar, Pratap (2018) Outcomes of structured psychotherapy for emotional adjustment in a childless couple diagnosed with recurrent pregnancy loss: A unique investigation. Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences, 11 (2). pp. 202-207. ISSN 0974-1208

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Abstract

Losing a much-awaited pregnancy and an unborn child, time and again is known to be a painful experience in recurrent miscarriage or pregnancy loss (RPL). Literature on psychological consequences of RPL is abundant. Nonetheless, application of psychological intervention in RPL remains to be an overlooked area. Using a repeated measures design and standardized psychological measures, this case study assessed the outcomes of mindfulness-based therapy administered with routine fertility treatment in a couple with the history of recurrent miscarriages and secondary infertility. Data analysis was done using clinically significant change and analysis of graphic trends. Psychotherapy helped the couple initiate a meaningful discourse with the stress following miscarriage, uncertainty of pregnancy, and fertility-related emotional struggles by mindfully transforming stressors into less painful experiences. Control studies on applications of such therapies are needed to provide definitive answers to “what works, for whom, when, and how,” with distressed patients experiencing RPL

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Case study; Counseling; Couple; Emotional distress; Infertility; Mindfulness; Psychotherapy; Recurrent miscarriages
Subjects: Allied Health > MCOAHS Manipal > Clinical Psychology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Psychiatry
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2018 06:08
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2018 06:08
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/151787

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