Psicologia em Estudo
Print version ISSN 1413-7372
DUARTE, Claudia Aparecida Marchetti and TURATO, Egberto Ribeiro. Women's feelings in the face of fetal loss: a review. Psicol. estud. [online]. 2009, vol.14, n.3, pp. 485-490. ISSN 1413-7372. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-73722009000300009.
The interest about the subject came from a qualitative field research joined to dissertation of master degree in development together with Pos-Graduation Program in Tocogynecology of the Medical Sciences College of the University of Campinas (UNICAMP). The articles were obtained through a bibliographic survey which was realized in the Medline, PsyInfo and SciELO, using the following keywords: "fetal loss", "stillbirth", "grief", "meanings", "qualitative research". Chapters of book of consecrated authors in this area were also considered. The articles found in the database, in consonance with the consecrated authors in the field, present us that the women experiences who suffered a fetal loss evidence complex feelings, because these feelings bring out conflicts related to feminine identity, woman role in the society, death and its taboo. The importance of the health team to realize the emotional dynamics of women who have lived the loss experience is also evidenced.
Keywords : Stillbirth; women's health; events that change one's life.