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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Conscientious objection in medicine: psychological consequences in women who face legal termination of pregnancy in the Region of Murcia

Conscientious objection in medicine: psychological consequences in women who face legal termination of pregnancy in the Region of Murcia

Vera Constán, Fátima (1,2); Rivas Molina, Ana (1) (1) Asociación de Psicología Perinatal Murcia; (2) Universidad de Murcia Background Perinatal loss is a stressful situation in women’s life (and their families). Furthermore, losses due to legal termination by medical criteria carry several traumatic moments hard to recover from without professional support. Periodic meetings with women who join the group “Apoyo a Familias en Duelo Gestacional y Neonatal (Murcia)” offered an opportunity to observe

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First “pregnancy and infant loss, remembrance day” in PSSJD

First “pregnancy and infant loss, remembrance day” in PSSJD

M. Brito Vera, C. Garcia Terol, T. Caballe Bel, R. Heras Trejo, I. Perez Pinedo, Parc Sanitari Sant Joan de Deu, Barcelona, Spain Introduction: In Parc Sanitari Sant Joan de Deu (PSSJD) we work on a multidisciplinary committee for perinatal and infant loss since 2015, with gynecologists, midwives, maternity nurses, pediatricians, psychologists, and pathologists. We aim to gradually change the professional view around a perinatal loss, so improve the care

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Critical discourse analysis on the influence of media commentary on fatal fetal anomaly in Ireland

Critical discourse analysis on the influence of media commentary on fatal fetal anomaly in Ireland

Ms Stacey Power (1), Dr Sarah Meaney (1,2), Dr Keelin O’Donoghue (1) (1) Pregnancy Loss Research Group, The Irish Centre for Fetal and Neonatal Translational Research (INFANT), University College Cork, Ireland (2) National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre, University College Cork, Ireland Background Fatal Fetal Anomaly (FFA) has generated international media attention as termination of pregnancy (TOP) for FFA was legislated for, for the first time in Ireland. Media offers an insight

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Still Life – Engaging the public with stillbirth research through creative methods. A pilot project

Still Life – Engaging the public with stillbirth research through creative methods. A pilot project

Katharine Cresswell (1), Suzanne Thomas (2,3), Louise Stephens (2,3), Mark Dilworth (2), Alexander Heazell (2,3), Colin Sibley (2), Michelle Desforges (2) (1) Public Programmes Team, Research and Innovation Division, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester UK, (2) Division of Developmental Biology and Medicine, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, The University of Manchester, (3) Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester UK Background The University of Manchester’s Maternal and Fetal Health Research

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The revised Universal Charter on the Rights of Childbearing Women: expanding the charter to include newborns and stillborn infants

The revised Universal Charter on the Rights of Childbearing Women: expanding the charter to include newborns and stillborn infants

Sacks, E (1), Ateva, E (2), Palgi-Hakker, H (2) (1) Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, (2) White Ribbon Alliance Background: In 2011, the Universal Charter on the Rights of Childbearing Women was published. The Charter draws on universally-agreed-upon principles of human rights, ratified by almost all governments. These articles are written in plain English and have been translated into multiple languages. The Charter, which has been posted in health

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Critical discourse analysis of the Joint Committee Meetings on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland

Critical discourse analysis of the Joint Committee Meetings on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland

Shiplo S (1), O’Donoghue K (1,2), Meaney S (1,3) (1) Pregnancy Loss Research Group, University College Cork, Ireland; (2) The Irish Centre for Fetal and Neonatal Translational Research (INFANT), University College Cork, Ireland; (3) National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre, University College Cork, Ireland Background The 1983 Eighth Amendment of the Irish Constitution stated that the right to life of a pregnant mother and her unborn were equal, which meant pregnancy terminations

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Society’s attitude towards stillbirth

Society’s attitude towards stillbirth

Manana Abuladze, Natia Sharabidze, Sopio Lomashvili Women’s Rehabilitation Association, Tbilisi, Georgia Introduction Stillbirth is one of the most evident health problems faced by the developing countries. It is connected not only to health but also social issues. The urgency and importance to conduct a sociological study on this topic was reinforced by our five-year experience in this field of research. We have seen that in Georgia there is a stigma in the society concerning the topic

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