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Providing Empathetic Care for Late Stillbirth

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The loss of a pregnancy is always a tragedy, but late stillbirth between 28 and 36 completed weeks of pregnancy can seem particularly cruel. With this in mind, what can midwives and maternity care staff do to help parents through this distressing situation?

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The loss of a pregnancy is always a tragedy, but late stillbirth between 28 and 36 completed weeks of pregnancy can seem particularly cruel. With this in mind, what can midwives and maternity care staff do to help parents through this distressing situation?

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Anne is a freelance lecturer and medical writer at Mind Body Ink. She is a former midwife and nurse teacher with over 25 years’ experience working in the fields of healthcare, stress management and medical hypnosis. Her background includes working as a hospital midwife, Critical Care nurse, lecturer in Neonatal Intensive Care, and as a Clinical Nurse Specialist for a company making life support equipment. Anne has also studied many forms of complementary medicine and has extensive experience in the field of clinical hypnosis. She has a special interest in integrating complementary medicine into conventional healthcare settings and is currently an Associate Tutor, lecturing in Health Coaching and Medical Hypnosis at Exeter University in the UK. As a former Midwife, Anne has a natural passion for writing about fertility, pregnancy, birthing and baby care. Her recent publications include The Health Factor, Coach Yourself To Better Health and Positive Thinking For Kids. You can read more about her work at www.MindBodyInk.com.
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Susan Terrill
17 Jul 2021
Excellent
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Andrea Dean
30 Jul 2021
this inservice was a great opportunity in 15 minutes to recap existing knowledge
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Rosemary Donald
04 Jul 2021
The review reinforced the needs of the grieving parents, and the best way to offer support.
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Nicole Doekes
25 Jun 2021
Good information and guidance
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Kerry Collins
08 Jul 2021
Good information for late prefnancy loss.
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Brittany Morton
16 Nov 2021
Great array of resources provided.
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Jack Vuong
01 Jul 2021
Covers what can be expected in those situation.
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Donna Lindridge
07 Jul 2021
Great
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Maxine Lamb
02 Jul 2021
A very interesting article.
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Mohammed Alam
11 Jul 2021
Excellent piece of work.
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