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Mid Trimester Loss




  • Description on how prejudice is unacceptable
  • Case studies for pre-natal testing and their results
  • Guidelines for breaking bad news about pre-natal testing
  • In depth description of clinical management when the decision is made to interrupt pregnancy and to continue the pregnancy
  • Provides stories from various parents whose decisions all differed

This chapter provides insight into the different choices parents can make and their outcomes. Through case studies, midwives are guided through how they should act and not act. Clinical management descriptions are also provided for varied decisions and throughout the entire chapter midwives are advised on how to inform parents for even the worst news.


Contents include

  • Prejudice
  • Prenatal Testing
  • Breaking Bad News
  • Clinical Management (When Parents Elect To Interrupt The Pregnancy)
  • Clinical Management (When Parents Elect To Continue The Pregnancy)
  • 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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