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The Stillbirth Pathway recognises that bereavement care is a continuing process and is provided by everyone who comes in contact with women, partners and families who are experiencing a loss.

The pathway provides dedicated, evidence based guidance covering

  • If a baby may die before birth
  • When a fetal heartbeat is not heard
  • Before induction or onset of labour
  • Labour and birth
  • Memory making
  • After the death
  • Before discharge
  • Support in the community
  • Next pregnancies
  • Staff care
  • Outcome measures
  • Useful contacts
  • Training and support resources


Beareavement Care Standards

Find out the standards NHS Boards need to meet to be considered to be providing good bereavement care.


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