This session will cover grief after stillbirth from two different perspectives.
Every year stillbirth affects over 3,000 women in the UK. The loss of a baby can have profound effects on parents and their families in the short and long term, including poor physical and mental health and unemployment. It can also have a significant negative impact on subsequent pregnancies.
In the first session, Kaeti Morrison and Peter Byrom, both bereaved parents, will talk about their experiences of stillbirth and offer parental perspectives on grief. They’ll also discuss the similarities and differences in the grief experienced between partners and their journey through grief. Kaeti and Peter work with Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity founded in 1978.
In the second session, Dr Danya Bakhbakhi will talk about her research, which aims to improve care and decision-making for parents who experience stillbirth. Fourteen babies die before, during or shortly after birth every day in the UK. Dr Danya Bakhbakhi will present research which aims to understand the impact of grief on parents and the wider family to help improve care after stillbirth and neonatal death.
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