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Initial care during miscarriage in the emergency department: a discussion of international context

Abdominal pain and vaginal bleeding are typical signs of pregnancy complications, and usually prompt women to seek healthcare (Mwilike et al, 2018). In Brunei Darussalam, women experiencing a...

Max's legacy: an evaluation of the impacts of baby loss on staff and families

A baby loss aftercare project team was created by a maternity support worker and included the early pregnancy assessment unit senior nurse and support worker, obstetric consultant, registrars and baby...

Tender loving care following recurrent miscarriages: a review of a dedicated antenatal clinic

A descriptive, exploratory design was used, involving a retrospective chart review. Anonymous data on demographic information, obstetric history, prescribed medications, results of investigations and...

Providing care to couples experiencing pregnancy loss

A couple’s experience of pregnancy loss, how they cope and their role in supporting and caring for each other during the loss may be complex and difficult to understand. Childbirth generally, whether...

‘Sunshine’, ‘angels’ and ‘rainbows’: language developed by mothers bereaved by perinatal loss

Data were collected through 40 completed qualitative online surveys and five semi-structured face-to-face interviews with women who had experienced a healthy pregnancy following a perinatal loss. The...

Management of first trimester pregnancy loss: mifepristone plus misoprostol versus misoprostol alone

Miscarriage occurs in 20% of all pregnancies (Fernlund et al, 2018) and medical management using misoprostol is now a popular treatment option as opposed to surgical intervention Current research...

Exploring parents' experiences of care in an Irish hospital following second-trimester miscarriage

Second-trimester miscarriage is defined as pregnancy loss after 12 weeks' and before 24 weeks' gestation (Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, (RCOG), 2010) An Irish study found the rate...

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