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Nearly 26,000 babies never take their first tiny breath each year in the US.. The number skyrockets to 2.6 million world wide!  Many are silenced just days before they are due…

Pregnancy is an exciting and beautiful time when parents prepare to welcome a new life inot their family.  The development of this life is nothing short of a miracle; but, unfortunately (like most things in life) there are no guarantees and sometimes things can go wrong.  The good news is there are measures you can take to enhance your chances of having a healthy baby.  Contact us for information on obtaining copies of See Me Feel Me for your patients, family and friends.

Many OB caregivers feel unprepared to handle the intensity of perinatal loss. Most hospitals have bereavement care standards but offer little instruction in following them. Written by seasoned support nurses, Companioning at a Time of Perinatal Loss outlines a framework for bereavement care in the obstetrical arena. Based on Dr. Wolfelt’s principles of companioning, it describes loss from the family’s perspective, defines the caregiver’s role, offers bedside strategies and reviews the work of mourning in the weeks and months after. Real-life stories teach what is important during times of intense sorrow.

 

Stillbirth remains a major and tragic obstetric complication. The number of deaths due to stillbirth are greater than thosedue to preterm birth and sudden infant death syndrome combined.

Stillbirth: Prediction, Prevention and Management provides a comprehensive guide to the topic of stillbirth. Distilling recent groundbreaking research, expert authors consider:  the epidemiology of stillbirth throughout the world;  the various possible causes of stillbirth; the psychological effects on mothers and families who suffer a stillbirth; management of stillbirth; managing pregnancies following stillbirth.  This book is packed with crucial evidence-based information and practical insights. It enables all obstetric healthcare providers to manage one of the most traumatic yet all too common situations they will encounter.

 

Stillbirth, defined as the death of an infant between 20 weeks’ gestation and birth, is a tragedy repeated thirty thousand times every year in the United States. That means more than eighty mothers a day feel their babies slip silently from their bodies, the only sound in the delivery room their own sobs. Eighty stillborn babies a day means heartbroken families mourn the death of children who will never breathe, gurgle, learn to walk, or go to school.

In 2006, Janel Atlas became one of those mothers who left the hospital with empty arms; her second daughter, Beatrice Dianne, was stillborn at 36 weeks. Reaching out for comfort, she realized a dire need shared by so many others like her, and so was born a collection of new essays by writers each sharing their firsthand experiences with stillbirth. Atlas includes selections not only from mothers but also fathers and grandparents, all of whom have intimate stories to share with readers. In addition, there are selections that answer many of the medical questions families have in the wake of a stillbirth and that offer the latest research on this devastating loss and how it might be prevented. Grieving parents will find in these pages the comfort of knowing they are not alone on this painful path, validation of their babies’ lives, and guidance from those who have suffered this tragedy. In addition,They Were Still Born both inspires and shows readers how to honor and remember their own babies and stories of loss.

This book explores the anatomy of the human umbilical cord and its’ role in providing nutrition to the unborn child.  This book covers the earliest known studies of the role of the umbilical cord through today’s literature.  Successful management approaches are discussed when issues are identified.  Dr. J. Collins is from New Orleans, Louisiana, and trained with Tulane Medical Center. He specializes in obstetrics and gynecology. He completed a master’s degree in clinical research from Tulane Medical Center. He is the principal investigator for the PUCP (Perinatal Umbilical Cord Project). The study reviewed over one thousand no-risk pregnancies for UCA and is peer reviewed and published by the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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