Based on original research, this book provides insight into subjective experience and professional response. It grows out of in-depth interviews with women and with the full range of health professionals who were significant in their care.
Author: Christine Moulder
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Stillbirth, miscarriage and termination of pregnancy are emotionally laden experiences, providing particular challenges for health professionals. Based on original research, this book provides insight into subjective experience and professional response. It grows out of in-depth interviews with women and with the full range of health professionals who were significant in their care. These experiences are drawn upon to explore the dilemmas in providing good care, and to suggest ways in which practice might be improved.
Communicating Pregnancy Loss is a collection of first-person narratives about the experience of pregnancy loss.
Author: Rachel E. Silverman
Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften
Category: Health & Fitness
The loss of a desired pregnancy or the inability to experience pregnancy are intensely personal phenomena; these losses are also, in our culture at least, extremely private. <I>Communicating Pregnancy Loss is a collection of first-person narratives about the experience of pregnancy loss. Although there is no shortage of books that help prospective parents cope with an unintended pregnancy loss or 'survive' infertility, most of these books are authored by physicians or therapists and address pregnancy loss through the language of guidance. This book is different. It is the first of its kind because the contributors (primarily communication scholars but also healthcare personnel and other scholars from the social sciences) tell their story of loss in their own words, offering a diverse collection of narratives that span experience and identity. The authors employ various feminist theories, narrative theories, and performance theories as well as other well-known communication theories and concepts. The book's narrative approach to writing about and thereby understanding pregnancy loss offers readers a method for changing the way pregnancy loss is understood personally, culturally, and politically.
Employers and even trained medical expertsor church leaders have been
recorded to make terribly inappropriate statementsto grievers ofpregnancy loss. It
must be understood that thereare many people who donot understand pregnancy loss ...
Author: Thomas Moe
Until now, the church has been unaware of the need for ministry to those suffering from pregnancy loss. At a time when approximately one in four pregnancies ends in loss, the need to understand and provide caring ministry is painfully obvious. Pastoral Care in Pregnancy Loss introduces the religious community to the issue of pregnancy loss and describes the ministries that can be helpful to those who experience these tragedies. Effective ministry in pregnancy loss requires that one develop basic life theories in order to prepare for such in-depth care. Thus, the book is more than a “how to” as it explores why there is suffering and why some suffer more than others, how to find grace when God seems far away, how to minister when we don’t have answers, and how religious ministry can consistently work with other helping professionals in support of the individual. With the foundation of ministry theory provided by Pastoral Care in Pregnancy Loss, you can help your faith community develop strategies for ministry to those suffering from pregnancy loss. Numerous case studies illustrate what is usually done wrong in providing pastoral care in these difficult and delicate situations and explain why those who experience loss may blame themselves, why they may blame God, and why they may not feel able to return to church. Providing helpful insight to hospital pastoral care departments, church libraries, funeral directors, counselors and psychologists, nursing and obstetrics professionals, and seminaries with a marriage and family ministry specialty, this book provides readers with information about: three types of pregnancy loss--miscarriage, still birth, and neonatal loss church outreach the grieving process victims as “consenters” or “experiencers” the spiritual needs of those suffering loss practical ministries crisis support and long-term support. Pastoral Care in Pregnancy Loss furthers your understanding of pregnancy loss by enumerating theories on how suffering and loss are viewed by those suffering--either as a time of testing, a time of training, a mystery of God, a sign of punishment and warning, or as having no meaning. The book also shows how pregnancy loss affects five different types of personal relationships and discusses both immediate and long-term concerns of providing pastoral care. From helping the victim find meaning or reason for the loss to providing support in preparing for future pregnancies, this book provides much-needed guidance to an often-neglected ministry.
'Never Such Innocence Again': Irony, Nature and Technoscience in Narratives of Pregnancy Loss, in Comparative Studies in Pregnancy Loss, edited by R. Cecil.
Oxford: Berg Publishers, 131-152. Layne, L.L. 2000a. 'He was a Real Baby with ...
Author: Carol Komaromy
Category: Social Science
The study of human reproduction has focused on reproductive ’success’ and on the struggle to achieve this, rather than on the much more common experience of ’failure’, or reproductive loss. Drawing on the latest research from The UK and Europe, The United States, Australia and Africa, this volume examines the experience of reproductive loss in its widest sense to include termination of pregnancy, miscarriage, stillbirth, perinatal and infant death, as well as - more broadly - the loss of desired normative experiences such as that associated with infertility, assisted reproduction and the medicalisation of 'high risk' pregnancy and birth. Exploring the commonalities, as well as issues of difference and diversity, Understanding Reproductive Loss presents international work from a variety of multi-disciplinary perspectives and will appeal to sociologists, anthropologists and other social scientists with interests in medicine, health, the body, death studies and gender.
Section Two, “Pregnancy as Relational,” contains three chapters exploring the
relational dynamics of pregnancy and pregnancy loss. Just as Parsons has
argued that a relational model for understanding pregnancy asserts the pregnant
Author: R.M. Lind
Publisher: Demeter Press
Category: Health & Fitness
Whereas biomedical and feminist literature treat abortion, miscarriage, and stillbirth as differently conceptualized events, this collection explores the connections between these three categories. How have feminist debates and strategies around reproductive choice invigorated the cultural conversation about miscarriage and stillbirth? How can we imagine more nuanced engagements with the spectrum of experiences that are at stake when a pregnancy ends? And how can we effectively create a space where pregnant people contend with the ways that loss makes meaning for those who grieve and/or celebrate the end of pregnancy? This collection centres pregnancy loss as an embodied and social phenomenon within a framework that understands pregnancy as a process with no guaranteed outcomes. Interrogating Pregnancy Loss considers pregnancy as an epistemic source, one that has the capacity to reveal the limits of our collective assumptions about temporality, expectation, narrative, and social legitimacy. By interrogating loss, this collection argues that the lessons learned from loss have the capacity to serve our collective understandings of both the expected and unexpected rhythms of social and reproductive life.
A Feminist Account of Pregnancy Loss in America Linda L. Layne ... the time 1
completed the ninth chapter, which explored prohlems of memory associated
with pregnancy loss, I had a hetter understanding of why my memory was so
Author: Linda L. Layne
Category: Social Science
First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Stillbirth and miscarriage—often referred to as pregnancy loss —are devastating
experiences that take parents on a ... its encyclopaedic facts and real stories,
provides a clear framework for the reader who wishes to understand all they can.
Author: Zoe Taylor
Publisher: HarperCollins Australia
Category: Family & Relationships
A book on pregnancy loss, dispelling the myths about miscarriage and stillbirth. 'Invaluable for those dealing with pregnancy loss - medically and emotionally' Dr Devora Lieberman, MD, MPH, FRANZCOG, gynaecologist and fertility specialist When a pregnancy fails, grieving parents often wonder why no one mentioned it could happen. Yet one in every four women will experience miscarriage or stillbirth. Mother of two and health writer Zoe taylor has survived repeated pregnancy losses. In this book, she shines a light on every aspect of this topic: • the experience of pregnancy loss and the desire for answers • What experts know about causes and risk factors, and new areas of research • Strategies for facing a world that poorly understands pregnancy loss • trying again • Pregnancy after a loss • Deciding to stop trying • tips on how to support people going through pregnancy loss PREGNANCY LOSS: SURVIVING MISCARRIAGE AND StILLBIRtH is a book of courage, hope and survival. It will help all people touched by loss, including parents, partners, friends, family, researchers, doctors and carers.
In this book you’ll find reflection exercises, self-help resources, and stories and suggestions from other people about how they survived, which should leave you feeling more confident and better able to seek additional support if you ...
Author: Petra Boynton
Pregnancy loss can leave us with many unanswered questions, and knowing where to find answers is not always clear. This book is for you if, like me, you’ve been affected by pregnancy loss – currently or in the past. You might have had an early or late miscarriage, molar pregnancy, ectopic pregnancy, or stillbirth – or you might be the partner of someone who has had one or more of these experiences. Alternatively, your friend or family member might be affected by pregnancy loss and you want ideas on how to comfort them. Or you might work in healthcare, for a charity, or be a therapist wishing to provide better pregnancy loss care. Here you’ll find practical advice and self-care strategies to help you cope during or after pregnancy loss. Plus ideas that will enable you to make sense of what’s happened – including explaining different ways you may feel; outlining what you can expect during and after your loss; how to navigate physical and mental health care (if appropriate); considering the choices you may need to make; and, if you want to, thinking about how to remember your baby. This book is designed to help you feel like you are not going through your loss alone. It is a reminder that we all react – and cope – in different ways; and respects diverse needs when it comes to getting information, support, and care. While it is not a replacement of healthcare or therapy, it signposts you to other sources of support that can assist you. With straightforward information, reflection exercises, self-help resources, and other people’s stories about how they coped with loss, you should feel better able to understand what is happening to you and more confident about seeking additional help if needed.
Through honest personal reflection and in-depth Bible study, this book will point grieving hearts back to hope and joy. Written from the perspective of someone who has truly been there, this book will reveal the way to lasting healing.
Author: Becky Avella
Has the loss of a baby during pregnancy left you with an unbearable sadness and a hole in your heart that seems impossible to mend?Do you wonder if it's possible to ever feel normal again?Do you have a friend or family member who miscarried?Do you long to support them through their grief, but fear saying or doing the wrong thing?'And Then You Were Gone' is a spiritual and practical guide to healing after pregnancy loss. It points grieving hearts to real hope, and equips family, friends, churches, counselors, and others with understanding and tools for ministering to hurting families after loss.'And Then You Were Gone' addresses issues such as:* The Need to Grieve* Assurance of God's Love* Battling Bitterness* Conquering Depression* Surviving Spiritual Attack* Dealing with Insensitive Comments* Facing the Future* And How to Help Someone Who's MiscarriedAfter reading this book you will deepen your understanding of this unique grief, acquire tools for dealing with the difficult issues present in pregnancy loss, and learn what is effective and ineffective in supporting grieving families.
Major advances in genetics, immunology, and endocrinology have necessitated a new edition of this best-selling text. However, despite the advances, recurrent pregnancy loss presents a frustrating clinical problem.
Author: Howard Carp
Publisher: CRC Press
Major advances in genetics, immunology, and endocrinology have necessitated a new edition of this best-selling text. However, despite the advances, recurrent pregnancy loss presents a frustrating clinical problem. There is still disagreement about the number of pregnancy losses which warrant investigation and treatment and about which investigations should be performed. This third edition provides an authoritative and comprehensive update on advances in the understanding and management of this troubling phenomenon, covering both basic scientific topics such as genetics and cytokines, and profiles major advances in immunology, endocrinology, and thrombotic mechanism. Clinical research is discussed, as is assessment of results when applying an evidence-based approach or a more personalised approach, which is now becoming possible due to advances in the diagnosis of cause. There are lively debates on the role of progestogens and immunotherapy, which remain controversial. Designed for specialists working in reproductive medicine clinics and those involved with maternal-fetal care, the book is also ideal for generalists and gynecologists seeking a comprehensive view of developments in the field.
A comprehensive guide for the clinical practitioner.
Author: Janet Jaffe (Ph. D.)
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
Category: Health & Fitness
A comprehensive guide for the clinical practitioner. The authors draw from a wealth of empirical research as well as numerous case studies to provide a deep understanding of the experience of infertility and how to help guide patients through the process.ùMary P. Riddle, PhD, The Pennsylvania State University, World Campus --
When I was asked to write about the emotional impact of pregnancy loss, I began
outlining a rather lengthy, descriptive ... Readers with no experience of pregnancy loss will have an understanding of the extent to which that loss affects
Author: Michael R. Berman
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Category: Family & Relationships
A comprehensive look at pregnancy loss gleaned from the author's professional experiences as well as the personal perspectives of parents and medical caregivers.
A Silent Sorrow has long been considered the "bible" for families seeking emotional and practical support after a pregnancy loss.
Author: Ingrid Kohn
A Silent Sorrow has long been considered the "bible" for families seeking emotional and practical support after a pregnancy loss. Well organized, easily accessible, and filled with practical suggestions for each topic it covers, A Silent Sorrowis a positive first step for bereaved parents and their families, providing support and guidance to help resolve thegrief and enable them to look to the future with hope.
Lippincott, Philadelphia Moulder C 1998 Understanding pregnancy loss:
perspectives and issues in care. Macmillan, London Nelson D B, Grisso JA, Joffe
M M et al 2003 Does stress influence early pregnancy loss? Annals of
Author: Jayne E. Marshall
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
The most-popular midwifery textbook in the world! The sixteenth edition of this seminal textbook, Myles Textbook for Midwives, has been extensively revised and restructured to ensure that it reflects current midwifery practice, with an increased focus on topics that are fundamental to midwifery practice today. Well illustrated to assist visual learning Boxes highlighting significant information to aid study Introduction, Aims of the chapter and Conclusion for each chapter References, Further Reading and Useful websites to promote further learning Glossary of terms and acronyms provide simple definition of more complex terminologies Additional online resources Over 500 multiple-choice questions enable students to test their knowledge Unlabelled illustrations help reinforce learning Full image bank of illustrations to make study more visual and assist with projects. Up-to-date guidance on professional regulation, midwifery supervision, legal and ethical issues, risk management and clinical governance Recognises that midwives increasingly care for women with complex health needs, in a multicultural society Increases confidence in empowering women to make appropriate choices Looks at the dilemmas involved in caring for women with a raised body mass index Chapter on optimising care of the perineum for women with perineal trauma, including those who have experienced female genital mutilation Additional coverage of basic neonatal resuscitation, to reflect the trend for midwives to carry out the neonatal physiological examination Streamlined chapters with similar themes and content, to facilitate learning Full colour illustrations now used throughout the book, in response to student feedback.
... Pregnancy : The Significance of Meaning and Attachment Anne Speckhard 7
Idiosyncratic Meaning as Central to Understanding Pregnancy Loss Trauma
Traumatic Pregnancy Loss Defined Complicated Mourning and Traumatic
Author: Charles R. Figley
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Specifically, the purpose of this book is fourfold. First is to provide a theoretical bridge between the two fields by providing conceptual terminology, such as defining "normal" versus "dysfunctional" bereavement and the meaning and range of death-related PTSD. The second confirms and illustrates the identical patterns of reactions between those who survive the death of a loved one and those who survive other traumatic events. Such an effort is part of the natural development of these fields of study.
Before giving birth to her beautiful little girl, Juliana Rose, in 2002, Jennifer had
two losses. ... Jennifer hopes that her firsthand life experience with infertility and pregnancy loss makes her a more understanding, compassionate, and helpful ...
Author: Sheldon H. Cherry, M.D.Publish On: 2004-04-28
The best thing a couple can do following a miscarriage is to look to the future :
This pregnancy loss will , very likely , be followed by a successful birth . The
experience of a miscarriage may be frightening for you and your partner , and
Author: Sheldon H. Cherry, M.D.
Category: Health & Fitness
The classic bestselling guide to pregnancy and childbirth, thoroughly revised and updated Highly regarded and relied upon for more than twenty years, this authoritative guide is the ultimate resource if you are or hope to become pregnant. Now in a new edition that covers the latest medical advances, Understanding Pregnancy and Childbirth answers all your questions, addressing both the medical and emotional issues in a clear, reassuring way. Drs. Sheldon Cherry and Douglas Moss cover everything from preconception to postpartum care, dispelling the myths and revealing the latest advancements that help to ensure a successful and enjoyable pregnancy. They explain how the fetus develops, the different stages of labor, and the current trends in childbirth, and they also address the special needs of pregnant women over age thirty-five. This updated edition also features: * The latest information on preconception care, including genetic testing and vaccination programs * New treatments for both male and female infertility * New guidelines for exercise during pregnancy * The latest on first-trimester screening for fetal anomalies, postpartum depression, and medications during pregnancy * Guidance in successfully managing multiple births Comprehensive, comforting, and reliable, Understanding Pregnancy and Childbirth is your indispensable pregnancy companion.
dPhysical partner violence is an important factor in understanding pregnancy loss and unplanned pregnancy. Inquiring about the existence of intimate partner
violence among these women might help to identify women in need of domestic ...
Author: Lee Shulman
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
The Year Book of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women's Health brings you abstracts of the articles that reported the year's breakthrough developments in obstetrics, gynecology and women's health, carefully selected from more than 500 journals worldwide. Expert commentaries evaluate the clinical importance of each article and discuss its application to your practice. There's no faster or easier way to stay informed! Topics in this annual edition include obstetrics, reproductive endocrinology and infertility, and cancer/neoplasia.
Implications of abnormal human trophoblast karyotype of the evidence-based
approach to the understanding, ... Efficacy and safety of two doses of enoxaparin
in women with thrombophilia and recurrent pregnancy loss: The LIVE-ENOX
Author: Howard J. A. Carp
Publisher: CRC Press
Recurrent pregnancy loss presents a vexing clinical problem primarily for medical professionals treating patients in reproductive medicine and in maternal-fetal medicine. However, with its numerous causes and various suggested treatment options, the problem is more multidisciplinary in nature, involving gynecology, genetics, endocrinology, immunology, pediatrics, and internal medicine. Exploring basic science and clinical applications, the second edition of the bestselling text Recurrent Pregnancy Loss: Causes, Controversies, and Treatment provides an authoritative and comprehensive update on advances in the understanding and management of this troubling phenomenon. The book covers basic scientific topics such as genetics and cytokines and profiles major advances in immunology, endocrinology, and thrombotic mechanism. It discusses the methodology of clinical research and the application of evidence-based medicine to clinical practice. It also reviews various late obstetric complications, along with issues caused by extreme prematurity and possible resulting handicaps. This second edition presents new material on the latest controversies, featuring opinions from both sides of ongoing debates. It includes new chapters on autoimmunity, third party reproduction, the use of immunostimulants such as CSF, and Chinese medicine. Designed for specialists working in reproductive medicine clinics and those involved with maternal-fetal care, the book is also ideal for generalists and gynaecologists seeking a comprehensive view of developments in the field.