The purpose of this project was to locate a potential funding source and write a grant to implement a support group for women who have experienced pregnancy loss at the Mariposa Women and Family Center, Orange County, California. An extensive literature review regarding the theoretical frameworks surrounding pregnancy loss was performed in order to gain knowledge of prevalent risk factors among women after miscarriage. Pregnancy loss commonly occurs in 14%-20% of clinically recognized pregnancies during the first 20 weeks of gestation and it can cause psychological distress such as depression, anxiety, extended grief, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Women receive minimal emotional support from medical professionals, partners, and family members leaving them to cope in silence. If funded, this program would help provide awareness surrounding pregnancy loss and most importantly support women in managing their grief as they come to make meaning of their loss. Actual submission of this grant was not a requirement for this project.
|Commitee:||Potts, Marilyn, Ranney, Molly|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 55/03M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Social work, Womens studies|
|Keywords:||Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Miscarriage, Orange County, PTSD, Pregnancy loss, Support group, United States|
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