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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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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Health guidelines for pregnancy after perinatal loss

Health guidelines for pregnancy after perinatal loss

Ana Rivas Molina (1), Fátima Vera-Constán (1,2) (1) Asociación de Psicología Perinatal de Murcia. (2) Universidad de Murcia Introduction A new pregnancy, for those who have suffered miscarriage, stillbirth or the death of a baby at or after birth, is an especially sensitive and potentially vulnerable period, that often requires professional support tailored to the physiological and psychological needs of the mother-to-be. Description A new pregnancy after the loss of a

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Impact of prior perinatal loss on subsequent pregnancies: a bibliographic review

Impact of prior perinatal loss on subsequent pregnancies: a bibliographic review

Marta de Gracia de Gregorio Psychologist, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, Barcelona, Spain Background: Many believe that becoming pregnant again after a perinatal loss from miscarriage, stillbirth, or neonatal death will ease a parent’s grief, wipe away the sad memories of loss, and make a woman smile again. However, pregnancy after perinatal loss is increasingly recognized as a psychologically stressful period of time. Methods: A bibliographic review was made in the

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Impact of pregnancy after loss “Rainbow Clinic” in a UK university hospital, on continuity, unplanned attendances and cost; a mixed methods study

Impact of pregnancy after loss “Rainbow Clinic” in a UK university hospital, on continuity, unplanned attendances and cost; a mixed methods study

Authors: Tomlinson BGC, Kordtomeikel KL, Gibson AB Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Norwich, Norfolk, United Kingdom. Background: Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital in the East of England, United Kingdom has approximately 6000 babies delivered per annum and provides obstetric care via a number of themed clinics. A specialised Rainbow clinic was introduced to provide care for women and their families with pregnancy after loss. The

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Group psychotherapy intervention in perinatal loss looking for a new pregnancy: supporting families within the hospital environment

Group psychotherapy intervention in perinatal loss looking for a new pregnancy: supporting families within the hospital environment

Álvarez-Cienfuegos Cercas, Laura (1), Beizama Bergara, Yenai (2), Pina Camacho, Laura (3). (1) Clinical Psychologist. Perinatal Mental Health Program, Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañon, Madrid, Spain, (2) Intern Psychologist. Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañon, Madrid, Spain, (3) Psychiatrist. Perinatal Mental Health Program, Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañon, Madrid, Spain Introduction: Perinatal bereavement is a complex experience which has a deep impact on families’ psychological wellbeing. It remains very challenging for parents to

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Psycho-adaptive changes and mindful breastfeeding in the postpartum period after previous perinatal loss

Psycho-adaptive changes and mindful breastfeeding in the postpartum period after previous perinatal loss

Oznur Korukcu (1), Kamile Kabukcuoglu (1) (1) Akdeniz University Faculty of Nursing, Antalya, Turkey Background: Childbirth, which affects both the woman and her relatives, is one of the most important developmental transitions in a woman’s life. This developmental transition stage brings physical, psychological, social, and spiritual changes in women’s lives and affects new mothers’ wellbeing. Because it is directly related to the mother’s/baby’s health, examining the readiness of mother to

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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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Helping families navigate the emotional tidal wave of subsequent pregnancy post perinatal loss

Helping families navigate the emotional tidal wave of subsequent pregnancy post perinatal loss

Keren Ludski CEO Red Nose Australia, Director Peace of Mind Counselling and Supervision Introduction Pregnancy should be one of the happiest times of a family’s life. A time of excitement, planning, dreaming of a future with a beautiful and healthy baby. However, for families who have experienced perinatal loss their subsequent pregnancies are fraught with intense fear, anxiety and a whole gamut of mixed emotions Description The associated struggle to

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