Bereavement Care After a Traumatic Stillbirth: A Case Study
Bereavement Care After Traumatic Stillbirth
Keywords:Keywords: Stillbirth, Bereavement Care, Case Study, Midwifery, Spiritual Care
Objective: Stillbirth is a challenging experience for many women. This process may get more complicated as the gestational week progresses and healthcare providers’ unintended behaviors.
Methods: A qualitative case study.
Results: This case study discussed the postpartum depression that developed after a mother's traumatic stillbirth experience. A 28-year-old mom with a traumatic stillbirth experience and her transformation through her midwife’s bereavement care is the main point of the study. Besides routine care midwifery care was also based on spirituality. Her Edinburgh Postpartum Depression Scale (EPDS) score decreased after midwifery care.
Conclusion: In this case study it is suggested that utilizing the spiritual dimension of midwifery in the management of post-stillbirth grief may be helpful.
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