The Effects of Social Support on Maternal Anxiety and Depression After Stillbirth

Joanne Cacciatore PhD MSW FT, Stephen Schnebly PhD and J. Frederik Froen PhD. While most births result in a live baby, stillbirth (the birth of a dead baby) occurs in nearly 1 in 110 pregnancies. This study examined whether levels of maternal anxiety and depression are lower amongst mothers who received social support after stillbirth.