Date of Award
Open Access Thesis
Master of Medical Science (MMSc)
Pinar Kodaman, MD, PhD
Recurrent pregnancy loss affects one to five percent of couples. This complication is traumatic for women and has psychological implications, including anxiety and depression. Increased monitoring and support – tender loving care – from clinicians has been shown to positively impact pregnancy outcomes during subsequent pregnancies in women with recurrent pregnancy loss. The affect of tender loving care on pregnancy outcomes and psychological distress is not entirely clear, however. We propose a randomized controlled trial to determine if these associations are statistically significant. Specifically, we will recruit women with any cause for early recurrent pregnancy loss and compare early pregnancy outcomes and levels of psychological distress between women who receive tender loving care during the first trimester and those who receive standard prenatal care. Data from this study will provide insight into the impact of tender loving care on pregnancy outcomes and psychological distress in this population and guide patient management.
Gruetzmacher, Emily L., "Tender Loving Care and the Woman with a History of Recurrent Pregnancy Loss" (2014). Yale School of Medicine Physician Associate Program Theses. 66.
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