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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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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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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Parents’ and health workers’ experiences of care and support after stillbirth in Kenya and Uganda: A phenomenological study

Parents’ and health workers’ experiences of care and support after stillbirth in Kenya and Uganda: A phenomenological study

Mills, Tracey A (1), Mukhwana, Raheli (2), Nendela, Anne (2), Omoni, Grace (2), Mweteise, Jonan(3) Nabisere, Allen (3), Ayebare, Elizabeth (3), Wakasiaka, Sabina (2) Lavender, Tina (1) (1) Division of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, The University of Manchester, UK (2) School of Nursing Sciences, University of Nairobi, Kenya (3) College of Health, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda Background: Ensuring compassionate care and support for parents experiencing stillbirth is key to

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Intervals after stillbirth, neonatal death and spontaneous abortion and the risk of adverse outcomes in the next pregnancy in rural Bangladesh

Intervals after stillbirth, neonatal death and spontaneous abortion and the risk of adverse outcomes in the next pregnancy in rural Bangladesh

Bareng A. S. Nonyane (1), Maureen Norton (2), Nazma Begum (1), Rasheduzzaman M. Shah (1), Dipak K. Mitra (3) , Gary L. Darmstadt (4), Abdullah H. Baqui (1) for the Projahnmo Study Group in Bangladesh (1) International Center for Maternal and Newborn Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA; (2) Bureau for Global Health, Office of Population and Reproductive Health, USAID, Washington, D.C., USA; (3) School of

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A grounded-theory study on the impact of disrespectful maternal and newborn care on stillbirth experiences, in Zambia and Tanzania

A grounded-theory study on the impact of disrespectful maternal and newborn care on stillbirth experiences, in Zambia and Tanzania

Tina Lavender (1), Rose Laisser (2), Chowa Tembo (3), Carol Bedwell (1) (1) Division of Nursing Midwifery and Social Work, The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK, (2) The Catholic University of Health Sciences, Mwanza, Tanzania, (3) Ministry of Health, Lusaka, Zambia Background Most stillbirths occur in low income countries. In Tanzania and Zambia the rates are 22.5 and 20.9 per 1000 live births, respectively. Despite the huge burden of stillbirth

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Improving the detection of fetal growth restriction: evaluation of user experience of an interactive educational program

Improving the detection of fetal growth restriction: evaluation of user experience of an interactive educational program

Weller, Megan (1), Gardener, Glenn (1), Firth, Tracey (2), Warrilow, Kara (2), Gordon, Adrienne (1,3), Sethna, Farah (4), Henaway, Toni-Maree (5), Chand, Reshika (1), Flenady, Vicki (1) (1) Centre of Research Excellence in Stillbirth, Mater Research Institute – The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia; (2) Safer Care Victoria, Australia; (3) Royal Prince Alfred Newborn Care, Sydney, Australia; (4) Centenary Hospital for Women and Children, ACT Health, Australia; (5) Mater Education,

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Information regarding the cause of stillbirth has a limited ability to predict the outcome of a subsequent pregnancy

Information regarding the cause of stillbirth has a limited ability to predict the outcome of a subsequent pregnancy

Dr Nicole Graham (1,2), Dr Gauri Batra (1,3), Professor Alexander EP Heazell (1,2) (1) Maternal and Fetal Health Research Centre, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, University of Manchester, UK; (2) Division of Obstetrics, St Mary’s Hospital, Manchester Academic Health Sciences Centre, UK; (3) St Mary’s Hospital, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, Oxford Rd, Manchester, UK. Background Women who experience a stillbirth are 5 times more likely to experience a

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Comparing apples and oranges: a retrospective linked data study assessing the concordance between hospital discharge data, electronic health records and register books for diagnosis of inpatient admissions of miscarriage

Comparing apples and oranges: a retrospective linked data study assessing the concordance between hospital discharge data, electronic health records and register books for diagnosis of inpatient admissions of miscarriage

Indra San Lazaro Campillo MPh (1,2), Sarah Meaney PhD (1,2), Maria Harrington (3), Karen McNamara FRCOG (1,4), Anna Maria Verling MA (1,4), Paul Corcoran PhD (2), Keelin O’Donoghue, PhD FRCOG (1,4) (1) Pregnancy Loss Research Group, The Irish Centre for Fetal and Neonatal Translational Research University College Cork, Ireland; (2) National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University College Cork, Ireland; (3) Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Cork Ireland;

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Building student midwives’ confidence to care for grieving parents: impact of participation in an education/training workshop in bereavement care

Building student midwives’ confidence to care for grieving parents: impact of participation in an education/training workshop in bereavement care

Barbara Coughlan (1) Jean Doherty (2), Brenda Casey (2), Anne McMahon (1), Mary Brosnan (2), Lucille Sheehy (2), Barbara Lloyd (1), Theresa Barry (2), Sarah Cullen (2) (1) UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems, (2) National Maternity Hospital Background: Supporting the growth of student Midwives’ confidence (bereavement support skills and knowledge) to provide bereavement care to parents following pregnancy loss and perinatal death. Background: A bespoke interactive one-day

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