So let's review.
Perinatal loss refers to the death of an infant
due to miscarriage, stillbirth, or neonatal death.
Remember, that all members of the family are affected by perinatal loss.
That's grandparents, siblings, friends.
Understanding the theory behind grief and loss
can help prepare the nurse to support the family.
Remember, there are different types of grief.
Nurses should prepare the family for how the baby will look when the baby is born.
Parents should also be encouraged to see and hold the baby,
especially within the first 30 minutes after the birth.
The nurse's role is also to help the family to create rituals
that will honor the baby and create memories.
And finally, the nurse should also and always in every case,
take care to practice self-care to avoid compassion fatigue. That's all.