Research Article

Practical management of perinatal death.

Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1981; 282 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.282.6257.31 (Published 03 January 1981) Cite this as: Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1981;282:31
  1. G C Forrest,
  2. R S Claridge,
  3. J D Baum

    Abstract

    After the loss of a newborn baby the parents are usually too shocked and unfamiliar with the complicated administration procedures to cope with the registration of death and burial (or cremation). The medical and nursing staff also tend to be unfamiliar with the procedures. Some of these can be streamlined, thus reducing the stress caused to parents. By giving positive instruction the staff will in their turn be able to improve their care of the bereaved parents.