Medical-technical advances in prenatal diagnosis have made it possible to detect many fetal anomalies before the baby is born. It would therefore be logical to expect that only 'perfect' children will be born - an expectation that goes hand in hand with the Western practice of consciously choosing to have children. Under these circumstances, losing a baby might turn out to be an even more dramatic experience than ever. Over the past five years, many books have been published in which bereaved parents tell their story. Scientific research, on the other hand, has some amount of catching up to do, particularly in relation to follow-up assessments on perinatal grief The studies described in The grief of late pregnancy loss. A four year follow-up address this relatively unexplored field: long-term psychosocial sequelae of perinatal bereavement.

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Keywords perinatal grief
Promotor Wladimiroff, J.W. (Juriy) , Verhage, F.
Publisher Erasmus University Rotterdam
Sponsor Het onderzoek dat in dit proefschrift is beschreven kon worden uitgevoerd dankzij subsidies van Ontwikkelings Geneeskunde, het Universiteitsfonds van de Erasmus Universiteit en het Nationaal Fonds voor de Geestelijke Volksgezondheid.
ISBN 978-905651-011-4
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Hunfeld, J.A.M.. (1995, September 13). The grief of late pregnancy loss: A four year follow-up. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from