The role and attributes of social networks in the provision of support to women after stillbirth: experiences from Uganda
Staff inolved: Eric Ssegujja, Yusuf Mulumba, Sally Guttmacher and Michelle Andipatin
Communities exert stigma on mothers after stillbirth despite their potential to offer social support to the grieving family.
Maternal healthcare-seeking behaviors are socially reinforced rendering a social network approach vital in understanding support dynamics which when utilized can improve community response to mothers experiencing stillbirth. However, the form and direction of social support for women when in need is not clear. The study explored the role and attributes of women’s social networks in the provision of support to mothers who have experienced a stillbirth in Uganda.