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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Using educational DVDs in teaching perinatal bereavement communication to undergraduate healthcare students

Using educational DVDs in teaching perinatal bereavement communication to undergraduate healthcare students

O Sullivan, T. (1), Murphy M. (2), Verling, AM. (1,2), O’ Donoghue K (1,2,3) (1) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University College Cork, Ireland; (2) Pregnancy Loss Research Group, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University College Cork, Ireland; (3) The Irish Centre for Fetal and Neonatal Translational Research (INFANT), University College Cork, Ireland. Background Compassionate bereavement care has been shown to enhance parental experiences. Communication skills are a key component

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A narrative inquiry into the experiences of indigenous women in Canada who have experienced perinatal loss

A narrative inquiry into the experiences of indigenous women in Canada who have experienced perinatal loss

Roxanne Tootoosis (1), Vera Caine (2) (1) McEwan University and St. Stephen’s College; (2) University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Background: This study is a narrative inquiry into the experiences of Indigenous women in western Canada who have experienced the death of their child during the perinatal period. It is difficult to accurately reflect the infant mortality rate for Indigenous women due to a lack of data collected; however, it

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Memories, pictures and giving bad News

Memories, pictures and giving bad News

Concepción Delgado Gutiérrez (1), Clara García Terol (2), Rebeca González Gómez (1), Isabel Merino Álvarez (1) (1) Midwife, (2) Midwife, Head of Maternity Services Parc Sanitari Sant Joan de Deu, Barcelona, Spain Background: In 2009 the UMAMANITA Association, in collaboration with “El parto es Nuestro”, produced a pioneering guide: the “Guide to care for perinatal and neonatal death”, due in part to the lack of empathy and training on the

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Comunication in stillbirth: introduction of a protocol for health operator to prevent disfunctional parent’s psychological effects

Comunication in stillbirth: introduction of a protocol for health operator to prevent disfunctional parent’s psychological effects

Eva Imparato (1), Antonio Pignatto (2) (1) Department of Psychology, IUSVE University of Venice, Italy; (2), Department of Psychology, IUSTO University of Torino- Rebaudengo , Italy; BACKGROUND The literature on the subject shows us that the management of the communicative moment by health workers to parents as one of the phenomena that most affect their psychological system. The undesirable effects of an inadequate management of this important moment from a

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Finding the first step: creating a stillbirth scorecard for the United States

Finding the first step: creating a stillbirth scorecard for the United States

Lindsey J Wimmer, CPNP, CPLC Star Legacy Foundation Introduction Stillbirth is a significant public health issue in the United States, accounting for 24,000 deaths every year. An estimated one-fourth of all stillbirths in high-income countries worldwide occur in the US. Unfortunately, the US lags significantly behind other high-resource nations in reducing stillbirth rates. Additionally, there are not any federally-funded or national professional organizations focused on stillbirth prevention opportunities. The lack

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