Miscarriage can trigger PTSD, say experts
Suffering a miscarriage can lead women to developing post-traumatic stress disorder
Suffering the trauma of a miscarriage can trigger post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in some women, research from the Imperial College London has revealed.
Doctors at Imperial College studied nearly 90 women at their early pregnancy loss clinic and a third of the women they saw showed signs of suffering PTSD symptoms.
Women were referred to the clinic with a suspected miscarriage or suffering from an ectopic pregnancy. Out of the women monitored, a minority showed symptoms of severe PTSD but many showed moderate to severe symptoms relating to the condition.
PTSD can be triggered following a very stressful, distressing or frightening event or can be the result of a prolonged traumatic experience.