Rethinking the Concept of Disenfranchised Grief in the Context of Perinatal Death: A Qualitative Study

S. Zeghiche (1,2), F. de Montigny (2), J. Lopez (1) (1) University of Ottawa, (2) Université du Québec en Outaouais, Canada 1) Background: The concept of disenfranchised grief (Doka, 1989) has been largely called upon in the literature on perinatal grief. Despite this concept shedding light on the social norms that regulate perinatal grief, its static and binary nature nevertheless prevents us from fully grasping the complexity underlying the social

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My Baby’s Movements: a stepped wedge cluster randomised controlled trial to raise maternal awareness of fetal movements during pregnancy study protocol

K. Warrilow (1,2), M. Weller (1), G. Gardener (1,3), S. Henry (1), D. Ellwood (1,4), P. Middleton (1,5), A. Wojcieszek (1), C. East (1,6), F. Boyle (7), V. Flenady (1) (1) Centre of Research Excellence in Stillbirth, Mater Research Institute, (2) The University of Queensland, Australia, (3) Mater health, (4) School of Medicine, Griffith University, Australia, (5) SAHMRI Women and Kids, South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, Adelaide, Australia,

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In utero placental biometry and histological placental examination in systemic lupus erythematosus and subsequent pregnancy following a stillbirth

H. Kither (1), A.E.P. Heazell (1,2), G. Batra (2), C. Tower (1,2), I. Crocker (1) (1) University of Manchester, (2) Central Manchester Foundation Trust, United Kingdom 1) Background: Pregnancies affected by Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) or stillbirth have smaller placental size at delivery and increased prevalence of histologically abnormal features. We examined in-utero placental size and histology at delivery, including complement deposition in women with either: (i) SLE, (ii) prior

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Cultural influences on parents’ experiences of care and support after stillbirth in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Zambia: a qualitative study

E. Ayebare (1), T. Mills (2), C. Bedwell (3), G. Omoni (4), S. Wakasiaka (4), R. Laisser (5), C. Tembo Kasegele (6), T. Lavender (2) (1) Department of Nursing, College of Health, Makerere University, (2) Division of Nursing Midwifery and Social Work, School of Health Sciences, The University of Manchester, (3) Division of Nursing Midwifery and Social Work, School of Health Sciences, The University of Manchester, (4) School of Nursing

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Understanding differential patterns in perinatal mortality epidemiology to facilitate actions to reduce stillbirths and early neonatal deaths in India

R. Dandona (1), G.A. Kumar (1), M. Akbar (1), Y. Atmavilas (2), D. Bhattacharya (2), P. Nanda (2), L. Dandona (3) (1) Public Health Foundation of India, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, (2) Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, (3) Public Health Foundation of India, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington 1) Background: The objectives of this study were to understand perinatal mortality (PM)

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Pregnancy after stillbirth: maternal and neonatal outcomes and health service utilisation

Pregnancy after stillbirth: maternal and neonatal outcomes and health service utilisation

Dr. Ruth Roseingrave (1), Dr. Margaret Murphy (2), Dr. Keelin O’Donoghue (3) (1) Senior House Officer in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Cork University Maternity Hospital; MSc. Student, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University College Cork, Ireland; (2) Lecturer in Midwifery, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College Cork, Ireland; (3) Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Cork University Maternity Hospital; Senior Lecturer University College Cork; PI, Pregnancy Loss Research Group, INFANT Centre, University College Cork, Ireland.

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The Economic case for trauma informed bereavement counselling for parents who have experienced peri-natal loss

The Economic case for trauma informed bereavement counselling for parents who have experienced peri-natal loss

O’Shea, Nick (1), Burgess, Karen (2) (1) Chief Economist, Centre for Mental Health, UK (2) CEO, Petals, UK. Background: This study examines a practitioner-led,1-1 tested and structured counselling response to the trauma of loss that is delivered in the UK by Petals. It examines the costs and outcomes of the service to determine the economic benefit of Petals’ counselling programme. It investigates how treating trauma, as well as grief, leads

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Pregnancy after stillbirth: an international qualitative analysis of the patient experience – research In progress

Pregnancy after stillbirth: an international qualitative analysis of the patient experience – research In progress

Sarah Gower (1,3), Aleena M Wojcieszek (2), Vicky Flenady (2), Claire Kendall (3), Andrew Papadopoulos (1) (1) Population Medicine (Epidemiology) University of Guelph, Canada, (2) Mater Research Institute, University of Queensland, Australia, (3) Department of Family Medicine, University of Ottawa, Canada Introduction: In Canada, about 3000 stillbirths occur per year, 3.5-5 per 1000 live births. Many of these families will conceive again shortly after this devastating loss, but these subsequent

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Lifestyle, environmental and sociodemographic factors – the impact on stillbirth risk

Lifestyle, environmental and sociodemographic factors – the impact on stillbirth risk

Bowman A (1-4), Gomersall J (1,3), Sullivan T (1,3), Makrides M (1,3,4), Flenady V (2,5), Corey M (5), Middleton P (1-4) (1) South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, (2) Stillbirth Centre of Research Excellence, (3) University of Adelaide, (4) Targeted Nutrition for Mother and Child Centre of Research Excellence, (5) Mater Research Background The stillbirth rate in Australia has remained stagnant at 7.4/1000 births for over two decades. Stillbirth

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Investigation of lifestyle and social determinants associated with stillbirth in South Australia

Investigation of lifestyle and social determinants associated with stillbirth in South Australia

Bowman A (1-4), Sullivan T (1-3), Makrides M (1-4), Flenady V (2,5), Middleton P(1-4) (1) South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, (2) Stillbirth Centre of Research Excellence, (3) University of Adelaide, (4) Targeted Nutrition for Mother and Child Centre of Research Excellence, (5) Mater Research Background Stillbirth is a tragedy that affects six families a day in Australia and although many high income countries around the world have reduced

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