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Posttraumatic stress may persist up to 9 months after pregnancy loss

Key clinical point: Posttraumatic stress, anxiety, and depression symptoms persist for many months after early pregnancy loss.

Major finding: Nearly one in five women with early pregnancy loss have posttraumatic stress symptoms 9 months later.

Study details: Prospective cohort study of 737 women who experienced early pregnancy loss, and 171 controls with healthy pregnancies.

Disclosures: One coauthor was supported by an Imperial Health Charity grant and another by the National Institute for Health Research Biomedical Research Centre. No conflicts of interest were declared.


Farren J et al. Amer J Obstet Gynecol. 2019 Dec 13. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2019.10.102.