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Counseling and caring for parents after fetal demise and stillbirth


Fetal death/stillbirth is one of the most stressful life events. This topic will review the psychosocial care and counseling of couples who have had a fetal demise/stillbirth. Other issues related to fetal demise/stillbirth are reviewed separately:

(See "Fetal demise and stillbirth: Incidence, etiology, and prevention".)

(See "Diagnosis and management of stillbirth".)

(See "Evaluation of stillbirth".)

A general discussion of normal and dysfunctional grieving processes and the care of bereaved individuals are also discussed separately. (See "Grief and bereavement".)


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