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Table 2 Summary of themes

From: “It’s just one of those things people don’t seem to talk about...” women’s experiences of social support following miscarriage: a qualitative study

Themes Sub-themes
Diverse partner support experiences Positive supports from partners
Unsupportive experiences from partners
Significant impact of miscarriage on partners
Positive social support experiences Emotional support from family and friends
Physical supports from family and friends
Various supports valued by women
Negative social support experiences Lack of social supports
Insensitive comments and blame
Isolation and lack of communication The silence surrounding miscarriage
The first trimester “rule”
What women need from social networks Listening and acknowledging the loss
Practical supports