The summer 2017 edition of NCT Perspective focuses on supporting families who have experienced stillbirth and other unexpected outcomes.
Divisional Head of Midwifery/Gynaecological Nursing at Chesterfield Royal Hospital, Linda Gustard, talks about her experiences of supporting bereaved families and provides advice to other health professionals on how to provide supportive care.
The latest issue of NCT Perspective also looks at how to support families following birth trauma. According to the featured article ‘Supporting parents after trauma’ by NCT Breastfeeding Counsellor Eleanor Molloy, up to 33% of women in the UK may experience birth trauma.
As a result of birth trauma, between 5-10% of women will develop mental health issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
The following articles are featured in the next issue of NCT Perspective:
Working with parents
- Supporting parents through stillbirth, by Linda Gustard
- Supporting parents after the death of a baby: information for practitioners, by Sam Havis
- Supporting parents after trauma, by Eleanor Molloy
Service Development & Policy
- 15 babies a day: raising awareness about stillbirth and neonatal death, by Clea Harmer
- To improve bereavement care, we must first listen to parents, by Dimitrios Siassakos
Evidence made easy
- When is the baby moving enough in pregnancy? By Denise Stanford-Bell
- Spotlight on research: review of ‘Better Beginnings’, by Amanda Waterman
- Prevention of stillbirth and management of stillbirth risk, by Alexander Heazell
- Endocrine disrupting chemicals and breast cancer: reducing risk for babies and infants, by Jack Brown
The summer issue of NCT Perspective and be read in full here:
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