The Grief of Caring: Self Care in Helping Grieving Stillbirth Parents

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The National Institute of Health estimates that one in 200 pregnancies results in stillbirth. For each parents’ loss of a child to stillbirth are child birth professionals who must assist the parents in their grief but also cope with their own sense of loss and grief. This article examines some self-care measures to help the child birth professional to cope with a stillborn birth which in turn allows them to provide caring and ongoing support to the grieving parents.