Continuing bonds in parents after a loss in pregnancy, or a death at or shortly after birth: A population-based study

Maria Birkegård Brintow, Christina Prinds, Maja O'Connor, Sören Möller, Tine Brink Henriksen, Sofie Mørk, Dorte Hvidtjørn

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Abstract

In this study, we describe continuing bonds and grief reactions and assess their association in 980 parents bereaved in pregnancy, at or shortly after birth. We found that most parents experienced continuing bonds. However, they differed by type of loss. Parents losing their child due to termination of pregnancy or miscarriage experienced bonds less frequently and had the least intense grief reaction. Parents losing their child postpartum experienced bonds most frequently and had the most intense grief reaction. Continuing bonds were associated with intensified grief in parents losing their child after termination or miscarriage, while this relationship was less obvious after stillbirth or postpartum death.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftDeath Studies
Sider (fra-til)1-13
Antal sider13
ISSN0748-1187
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 25 dec. 2023

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