Updated Sands guidance launched

Dabrowski, R. Royal College of Midwives. Published online: 16 September 2016

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The new edition of Sands’ Pregnancy loss and the death of a baby: guidelines for professionals is now available. The fourth edition, in which there are four new chapters, was officially launched this week. The new chapters are ‘Termination of pregnancy for fetal anomaly or maternal medical conditions’; ‘Labour and birth when a baby has died’; ‘Mental health’; and ‘Receiving and responding to feedback: parent experiences’. The first two are an expansion of a single chapter in the previous edition, the latter two are entirely new.

It is a comprehensive update of the previous 2007 edition and contains vital information for professionals regarding losses at any stage during pregnancy.

Sands resources for professionals are available here

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