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Early Pregnancy Loss

  • Defines 'miscarriage'
  • Guidelines on how to tell parents the bad news are provided
  • Lists the needs of a miscarrying woman and how to support her
  • Provides a checklist for midwifery care in miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy
  • Guidelines on what support is needed and how it can be given to the grieving parents

This chapter outlines and explains the needs of the parents and the support networks that are available to them. It guides midwives on how to handle each situation through explanations and checklists, so that the parents are dealt with in the most sensitive and respectful way possible.

Contents include

  • Definition
  • Introduction
  • Breaking Bad News
  • Support After Bad News Is Broken
  • Post-Discharge Support
  • References
  • Interesting Research Articles
  • Recommended Reading
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Author / Editor Biographies

Midwife - academic - still birth
Dr Jane Warland is an associate professor in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of South Australia (UniSA). She is the proud mother of five children (including Emma who was stillborn at term in 1993). She is the loving Nan to two grandchildren. She worked as a midwife from 1988-2007, gaining her PhD from the University of Adelaide in 2007 and has been an academic staff member in the School of Nursing and Midwifery since early 2008. She teaches undergraduate midwifery students a range of topics, including perinatal mental health, grief and loss, research methods, and complica...

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