A miscarriage is a moment with a strong emotional impact on a woman's psyche. A recent study showed that a miscarriage has long-term effects and can lead to manifestations of post-traumatic stress syndrome.
The study analyses the impact that a miscarriage has on a woman's mind, showing that most of them suffer from post-traumatic stress syndrome, anxiety or depression even longer than nine months after being diagnosed.
Is post-traumatic stress syndrome in women a public health issue?
Statistically, 1 in 6 women will suffer a miscarriage at least once. This type of experience becomes defining in everyone's life, influencing the ability to perform tasks at work, it will shape social relationships and will have an impact on future tasks. 18% of the women who had a miscarriage suffer from post-traumatic stress 9 months after that time, 17% suffer from anxiety and 6% from depression. Such consequences make the necessity for psychological counselling a public health problem, having a huge social impact
The support from others, but also from medical institutions can prevent the manifestation of conditions such as post-traumatic stress syndrome. About 10-20% of pregnancies do not reach their term, terminating with an abortion. Therefore, a system is needed to identify the persons who are prone to have a miscarriage, so that they can benefit from support and care depending on their degree of risk. Thus, access to quality medical services becomes extremely important, and a private health insurance is a tool through which a woman can benefit from preventive or diagnostic and treatment medical services at the highest standards.
Most miscarriages occur in the first 12 weeks, affecting the manner in which the woman will experience the unpleasant news. After the feelings of joy and the projections about the future that appear immediately after discovering a pregnancy, becoming aware that the pregnancy will not be carried to term shortly after will cause a huge shock. Half of the women who go through such a situation feel that losing their pregnancy is the most traumatic moment of their lives. They will still have symptoms of post-traumatic stress syndrome one year after the events.
The consequences of a miscarriage on the mental state of women are major and overcoming them requires sustained support from close persons, but also from specialists. Anxiety, depression or post-traumatic stress syndrome are serious problems that cannot be ignored and which manifest themselves by reliving the feelings from pregnancy period, nightmares or adopting a denial attitude. Another problem is that many of the women who go through a miscarriage suffer in silence and thus they lose the chance to receive specialized help. Through a private health insurance policy, women can benefit from medical tests that can indicate the predisposition for miscarriage and from the Second Opinion service, if they feel the need to see another doctor.