Italian translation and validation of the Perinatal Grief Scale

Italian translation and validation of the Perinatal Grief Scale

Claudia Ravaldi (1,2), Alessandra Bettiol (3), Giada Crescioli (3), Niccolò Lombardi (3), Marco Biffino (4), Gianpaolo Romeo (4), Miriam Levi (4), Roberto Bonaiuti (3), Alfredo Vannacci (1,3) (1) CiaoLapo, Charity for Healthy Pregnancy and Perinatal Loss Support, Prato, Italy; (2) Department of Health Sciences, University of Florence, Florence, Italy; (3) Department of Neurosciences, Psychology, Drug Research and Child Health, University of Florence, Florence, Italy; (4) Department of Prevention, Local Health Unit

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Investigating how art can help to break the taboo on stillbirth

Investigating how art can help to break the taboo on stillbirth

van ‘t Klooster, Adinda (1), Heazell, Alexander (2) (1) artist and researcher, (2) obstetrician and researcher at Manchester University Introduction: The psychological effects of stillbirth on the surviving parents are incompletely documented and can be misunderstood. Many parents report feeling isolated and stigmatized after their baby has died and feel that society at large increases their sense of loss through underrepresenting it and keeping it a taboo. Both Lancet Stillbirth

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Talking about life and perinatal death with children in a workshop on pregnancy and childbirth

Talking about life and perinatal death with children in a workshop on pregnancy and childbirth

Contreras García, Manuela (1,2), Ruiz Soto, Beatriz (2,3), Martín Parada, María Lourdes (2) (1) Co-founder and vice president of the association “El Hueco de mi Vientre. Solidaridad en el duelo perinatal” (“The Hollow in my Womb. Solidarity in Perinatal Loss”), (2) Midwife at The Marqués de Valdecilla University Hospital, Santander, Spain; (3) Co-founder and member of the association “El Hueco de mi Vientre. Solidaridad en el duelo perinatal” “The Hollow

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Learning from a grieving grandmother. An experience to share

Learning from a grieving grandmother. An experience to share

Díaz, Noemí Grieving grandmother. Psychologist. Psychology Area Coordinator; Palliative Care Unit, Hospital E. Tornú- Federación Médica de la Provincia de Buenos Aires. Buenos Aires, Argentina. Introduction: Grandchildren can play a decisive role in the lives of grandparents, as they help to strengthen the bond with their children and promote experiences of legacy and transcendence at different stages of the life cycle. Perinatal loss of a grandchild implies double suffering: the

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Stigma toward families of small, severely ill or stillborn babies and their mothers in Ghana: the experiences of postpartum women in Ghana

Stigma toward families of small, severely ill or stillborn babies and their mothers in Ghana: the experiences of postpartum women in Ghana

Kwame, S. (1,2), Sacks, E. (1,3) (1)The Center for Learning and Child Development of Ghana, (2) Oakland University & (3) Johns Hopkins School of Public Health Background: Small, ill and stillborn infants are subject to both medical and social vulnerability. This stigma has received little attention, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, where the burden of these conditions is highest. Methods: We conducted a qualitative study to explore stigma related to baby’s

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The grief podcast

The grief podcast

Trine Giving Kalstad Director of bereavement support and public health, Norwegian SIDS and Stillbirth Society Introduction Death affects us all. Nevertheless people find it hard to talk about the psychological, social or existential consequences of grief. Grief is often profoundly misunderstood. Increased knowledge about how grief affects our perspectives of life and influence our daily life can ensure a better understanding of the reactions and expressions of the bereaved. We

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Differences in coping with perinatal grief in the couple: a clinical vignette

Differences in coping with perinatal grief in the couple: a clinical vignette

Díaz de Neira Hernando, Mónica (1), Forti Buratti, M. Azul (2), Sánchez Cuadra, Ana (3) (1) Psicóloga Clínica Hospital Puerta de Hierro Majadahonda, (2) Psiquiatra Hospital Puerta de Hierro Majadahonda, (3) Psicóloga General Sanitaria, Universidad Internacional de la Rioja. Introduction: The birth of a child that will not live is an emotionally intense experience for the parents. However, both parents do not always experience it the same way. We present

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The perceptions of families whose babies died in the perinatal period about participating in a therapeutic photographic project

The perceptions of families whose babies died in the perinatal period about participating in a therapeutic photographic project

Norma Grau Andrés, Anna Fité (2), Júlia Plana Soria (3), Montse Robles (4), Verónica Violant Holz (5) (1) Psychologist and Photographer, creator of the Stillbirth Project, (2) Co-founder of Dol d’Estels and medical specialist in public health, (3) Midwife, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Barcelona, (4) Nurse Specialist in Grief. Assistencial Supervisor of Servei de Suport al Dol de Ponent, (5) Associate Professor, Department of Didactics and Educational Organization, Faculty

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Reducing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and complicated grief (CG) after stillbirth (SB): a logic model-informed research agenda

Reducing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and complicated grief (CG) after stillbirth (SB): a logic model-informed research agenda

James A. McGregor (1,2), Janice I. French (2), Marti Perhach (1) (1) Group B Strep International; (2) LA Best Babies Network Background PTSD and CG are poorly studied during and after pregnancy. Our objectives are to a) construct a logic model (LM) review and analysis and action plan for perinatal PTSD/CG and b) inform personal, family, medical provider, payor, policymaker and community means to prevent and reduce severity of PTSD/CG.

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Forever Mama: a bereavement journal for mothers of stillborn babies

Forever Mama: a bereavement journal for mothers of stillborn babies

Sophie Verhoeven, PhD Introduction: We lost our son after 23 weeks of pregnancy. In the following grieving process, I was looking for ways to get a grip on the rollercoaster of emotions. Professionals helped me by listening and reflecting. But no one could give me an answer on how to mourn. ‘Do what you think is best for you,’ that is what I heard a lot. Description: I kept on

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