Things to Know When Your Friend Loses a Baby

January 26, 2015 6:40 PM

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Studies show that complicated grief may arise after miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death. This can be generally described as grief or depression that lasts for an extended period of time and impedes general functioning regarding daily tasks and outlook.

Perinatal loss is recognized as a traumatic event. Mourning loss is healthy. It promotes integration of normal and understandable grief. When women are unable to access helpful social networks, however, complicated grief may present. This creates social isolation for women at precisely the moment wh...

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