Experiences of recurrent pregnancy loss through the perspective of united arab emirates women: A qualitative study

Fatima Muhammad Ibrahim, Shamsa Abdulmanan Abdul Rahman Al Awar, Nahid Dehghan Nayeri, Moamar Al-Jefout, Fahimeh Ranjbar, Zahra Behboodi Moghadam

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Abstract

Objectives: The aim of this study was to evaluate the perception and experience of recurrent pregnancy loss through the perspective of women in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Materials and Methods: This qualitative study was conducted in 2017 and 12 women with recurrent miscarriage were interviewed, using purposive sampling method, in the Medical and Health Clinic of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology under the supervision of the UAE Medical University. Transcribed interviews were analyzed using conventional content analysis. Results: Data analysis led to the extraction of three main themes, including endless pregnancy, thirst for support and affirmation, and religious beliefs. Conclusions: Overall, the experience of recurrent miscarriage means endless pregnancy from Arab women’s perspective, which awakened a thirst for support and affirmation. In this regard, the utilization of religious beliefs greatly reduced their pain. Therefore, knowing the dangers and consequences of recurrent miscarriages in Arab women, adopting preventative measures, and improving the quality of care in these vulnerable women require special attention.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)306-312
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Women's Health and Reproduction Sciences
Volume7
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2019

Keywords

  • Experience
  • Perception
  • Qualitative study
  • Recurrent miscarriage
  • United Arab Emirates

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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