The guideline aims to provide clear guidance for maternity health care providers and their services to support the provision of care that meets the needs of bereaved parents.
High quality perinatal bereavement care is critical for women and families following stillbirth or newborn death. It is a challenging area of practice and a difficult area for guideline development due to a sparse and disparate evidence base.
Best available research, parents’ lived experiences and maternity care providers’ insights have contributed to a set of implementable recommendations that address the needs of bereaved parents.
Frances M. Boyle
Philippa F. Middleton