The meaning of seeing and holding – an anthropological perspective on being with a stillborn baby

The meaning of seeing and holding – an anthropological perspective on being with a stillborn baby

Mathilde Lindh Jørgensen (1), Dorte Hvidtjørn (1) (1) Unit for Perinatal Loss, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark Background: For a number of years there has been an ongoing debate about whether seeing and holding your dead baby after stillbirth is beneficial or harmful for the parents’ emotional health, but since Kingdon’s review in 2015 convincing scientific evidence supports the idea of parents being together with their dead children and achieving from

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