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.
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
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
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
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
T. Caballe Bel (1), R. Heras Trejo (2), I. Perez Pinedo (2), C. Garcia Terol (3), M. Brito Vera (4) (1) Midwife (2) Obstetric Nurses (3) Head of Maternity Services, (4) Obstetrician Parc Sanitari San Joan de Deu, Sant Boi, Barcelona, Spain Introduction: Following a stillbirth, the parents have to face a situation that they would probably never thought about: giving birth to a dead baby. Perinatal loss is still
Alessandra Bettiol (1), Niccolò Lombardi (1), Giada Crescioli (1), Roberto Bonaiuti (1), Claudia Ravaldi (2,3), Alfredo Vannacci (1,2) (1) Department of Neurosciences, Psychology, Drug Research and Child Health, University of Florence, Florence, Italy; (2) CiaoLapo Charity for Healthy Pregnancy, Stillbirth and Perinatal Loss Support, Prato, Italy; (3) Department of Health Sciences, University of Florence, Florence, Italy Background: Perception of pregnancy- and breastfeeding-related difficulties and consequent use of complementary and alternative
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
R. Heras Trejo (1), I. Pérez Pinedo (1), T. Caballé Bel (2), C. García Terol (3), M. Brito Vera (4). (1) Nurse, (2) Midwife, (3) Head of maternity services, (4) Gynecologist Parc Sanitari Sant Joan de Deu (PSSJD), Barcelona, Spain Introduction: At the Parc Sanitari Sant Joan de Deu (PSSJD) the care we offer to families who suffer the death of their baby is based upon our own multidiscipinary guide.
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