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Online forums make a positive difference

8th November 2011

A report from the University of Michigan has just concluded that online forums can help women cope with pregnancy loss.

Most women in the study said that participating in an online messageboard helped them feel less isolated.  One said most important to her was knowing “that I am not the only one this has happened to and that I am not alone in this horrible nightmare.”

The study, published online in Women’s Health Issues, also revealed the women saw the forums as a safe and supportive place to express themselves. They also found the message boards to be easily accessible and convenient. Many preferred being able to take their time typing out their thoughts on a keyboard rather than revealing them in face-to-face discussions.

Now we knew that all along!

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