“A Silent Battle”: Using a Feminist Approach to Support Couples after Miscarriage

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Abstract

The lack of recognition and understanding of miscarriage as a significant loss often leaves bereaved parents with less social support to help them navigate their grief. In a phenomenological study of parents’ experiences of miscarriage, a theme emerged regarding disenfranchisement and the norm of silence surrounding early pregnancy loss. This theme contributes to overwhelming evidence that miscarriage is a unique loss with additional challenges. This paper will discuss this theme of disenfranchisement and describe how a feminist approach to couples therapy can provide greater support to parents experiencing this loss.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)57-75
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Feminist Family Therapy
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020

Keywords

  • Miscarriage
  • couples
  • disenfranchisement
  • feminism
  • grief

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Applied Psychology

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