Planning the next pregnancy

Planning the next pregnancy

Sheila Broderick (1), Ruth Cochrane (2) (1) Retired Women’s Health Counsellor, (2) Consultant Obstetrician, University Hospital Lewisham, London, UK Introduction: Care in a future pregnancy after the death of a baby needs to be sensitively planned. Description: Some bereaved parents cannot contemplate another pregnancy, or another at the same hospital. A letter from a consultant obstetrician is required with details of her loss and a plan for future care, wherever that

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Communicating bad news

Communicating bad news

Sheila Broderick (1), Ruth Cochrane (2) (1) Retired Women’s Health Counsellor, (2) Consultant Obstetrician, University Hospital Lewisham, London, UK Introduction: If you are the one who has to tell a woman and her partner that there is a problem with their pregnancy, you become part of their life’s experience. They might remember you: you will become one part of a sad and complicated journey as they learn to live with their

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