The Economic case for trauma informed bereavement counselling for parents who have experienced peri-natal loss

The Economic case for trauma informed bereavement counselling for parents who have experienced peri-natal loss

O’Shea, Nick (1), Burgess, Karen (2) (1) Chief Economist, Centre for Mental Health, UK (2) CEO, Petals, UK. Background: This study examines a practitioner-led,1-1 tested and structured counselling response to the trauma of loss that is delivered in the UK by Petals. It examines the costs and outcomes of the service to determine the economic benefit of Petals’ counselling programme. It investigates how treating trauma, as well as grief, leads

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A narrative inquiry into the experiences of indigenous women in Canada who have experienced perinatal loss

A narrative inquiry into the experiences of indigenous women in Canada who have experienced perinatal loss

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

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Previous pregnancy loss and lactating behaviors: a post-hoc analysis of the Herbal supplements in Breastfeeding InvesTigation (HaBIT)Perinatal grief,Perinatal Death,Intrauterine death,Stillbirth,Bereavement care,Care,Indigenous women,Care experiences

Previous pregnancy loss and lactating behaviors: a post-hoc analysis of the Herbal supplements in Breastfeeding InvesTigation (HaBIT)Perinatal grief,Perinatal Death,Intrauterine death,Stillbirth,Bereavement care,Care,Indigenous women,Care experiences

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

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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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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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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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Lola’s journey: lactogenesis management after a perinatal loss, the development of Proyecto Lola

Lola’s journey: lactogenesis management after a perinatal loss, the development of Proyecto Lola

Julia Vázquez-Dodero Fontes (1), Anina Rivas Molina (1), Fátima Vera Constán (1,2) (1) Asociación de Psicología Perinatal Murcia, (2) Universidad de Murcia Introduction: Women who had a perinatal loss also need to manage their lactogenesis II (milk secretion). The Asociación Psicología Perinatal de Murcia has lead the creation of Project LOLA: breast milk donation after a perinatal loss. The main aim of the project is to support women to be able to

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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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