Exploring Relationships Post Perinatal Loss
Master of Arts in Art Therapy
Perinatal loss has been know to cause complex grief resulting in depression, anxiety, and PTSD in women. However, there are few studies that look at the long term impact on how this trauma impacts women’s interactions and beliefs around future relationships. This heuristic study shows how exploring these beliefs through textile artwork allows women to explore if there are links to her loss and the relationships developed post loss. While no direct correlations were found the study did show that the levels of trust and intimacy in relationships are correlated to the level of sharing the participants were willing to engage in.