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Hope and Healing After Stillbirth And New Baby Loss, Paperback / softback Book

Hope and Healing After Stillbirth And New Baby Loss Paperback / softback

Paperback / softback

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The loss of a baby brings overwhelming grief. Whether it happens before or shortly after birth, the impact is devastating and often lasts for years.

Yet, parents are often unable to access the professional help they need.

This book provides a sympathetic and expert explanation of the common recognized causes, along with important information concerning parents' rights, including difficult topics as post mortems and inquests. It covers parents' reactions, not least feelings of anger, particularly where parents blame professionals for their loss, and the relationship difficulties that often follow the loss of a baby.

This book also provides a guide to good practice for professionals, particularly in the area of stillbirth. the law - changes to legal definitions of stillbirththe duty of health professionals to conduct investigationspractical guidance and advicethe effect on a relationshipgrief and how it manifestscoping with anxiety and depressionsupport from friends and relativeshow other children in the family may be affected prevention and treatment - future pregnancies Professor Gournay, who himself lost a child to stillbirth, and distinguished midwife Dr Brenda Ashcroft, offer understanding of what it means to go through this bereavement, and healing advice on how to make sense of it.

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