Publisher description for Loss and bereavement in childbearing / Rosemary Mander.

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This book considers ways in which midwives can assist families to embark on a healthy grieving process. Subjects such as miscarriage, termination for fetal abnormality, prenatal and neonatal loss are all comprehensively discussed. It is a revised edition of a book published by Blackwell Scientific in 1994 (rights reverted to author). The revised edition will also include a new chapter on the death of the mother in childbirth.
Key features: Author has almost 40 years experience of midwifery practice and has published widely on childbearing and midwifery (including Men and Maternity, Routledge, published at the end of March); Accessible and easy-to-read, assuming no prior experience of loss and bereavement - the first edition was well used by midwifery students.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Miscarriage -- Psychological aspects.
Perinatal death -- Psychological aspects.
Stillbirth -- Psychological aspects.
Childbirth -- Psychological aspects.
Midwifery -- Psychological aspects.
Bereavement -- Psychological aspects.
Loss (Psychology)
Fetal Death.
Abortion, Spontaneous -- psychology.
Attitude to Death.
Social Support.