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The SHOs develop the skills of communicating with women about their miscarriage on the job. Several stressed the fact that, apart from a brief induction on the medical aspects of miscarriage, they had no training and acknowledged the lack of clarity over what they should say to women. As a new SHO summed up: Nobody has ever taught me theoretically what I should say, or what ground we should cover with a lady that comes in with a known miscarriage. So I answer their questions as best as I can. Early miscarriage • 41 Explaining the miscarriage A major part of the SHO's role is to explain the miscarriage as fully as possible although all the staff the women encounter contribute to their understanding of the miscarriage.
Sticking with a woman's definition, whatever that may be, also means accepting any conflict there may be with the professional's personal views. In contrast to the doctors and nurses, for whom there was no clear pattern of reactions, the midwives interviewed demonstrated a clear woman-centred understanding of the complexity and potential significance of early loss. Perhaps their detailed knowledge of pregnancy and their involvement in antenatal care and the care of women who may have miscarried in a previous pregnancy provides them with ample evidence of the nature and consequences of miscarriage; midwives are not normally involved in caring for women who miscarry.
There is a distinction between explanation and information about symptoms and procedures, and an explanation of the reasons for miscarriages. Two of the women clearly continued to be concerned about why miscarriages occur and why it had happened to them, as Laura describes: All they really gave me was this [booklet] which is ... ' - the pregnancy - and sorry to hear about it really. You know everyone was very apologetic. I mean no-one actually sat down and said why. Once out of hospital it may be difficult for women to get this information.