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March, 2017
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The present study examines the psychosocial implications of experiencing a stillbirth.

Abstract: 

The present study examines the psychosocial implications of experiencing a stillbirth. This theoretical study analyzes the existing scholarly data of this unrecognized issue. A systematic review was adopted for this study to address the research questions presented as well as to examine any links, inconsistencies, or gaps in the information offered. The present study examines what psychological impact the hospital response to a stillbirth has on the parents. A review of the psychological consequences that may result from experiencing a stillbirth is presented. Finally, an analysis of the psychological impact on parents during and after a subsequent pregnancy, and the impact on live-born children in regards to development and attachment is given.

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