Pregnancy loss and the death of a baby: guidelines for professionals

Pregnancy Loss and the Death of a Baby: Guidelines for professionals  4th edition 2016

Since the Sands Guidelines were first published in 1991, they have become widely recognised as an essential benchmark for good practice when caring for parents who have a childbearing loss.

The 4th edition of the Guidelines is based on research findings and on widespread discussions with health professionals, parents and voluntary organisations. It covers losses at any stage during pregnancy, including early and late miscarriage and termination for fetal anomaly, as well as stillbirth and care for very ill babies and those who are likely to die shortly after birth. As well as describing what constitutes good care, the Guidelines offer practical guidance on how to meet parents’ needs.

The Guidelines are available to purchase in hard copy or electronic format. For further information click here

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