What I’ve been reading in October 2018

This is the start of a regular series where I’ll update on the books, articles, papers and other things I’ve been reading on babyloss.

October. What a month! There has been so much coverage on baby loss issues it’s been difficult to keep up. I hope you find the following useful. (Remember if anything isn’t open access,  please message the lead/corresponding authors and they can help you).



Hansard’s record of the All Party Parliamentary Group debate on Babyloss in the UK Parliament (9 October 2018)


Academic papers

“If You Don’t Have a Baby, You Can’t Be in Our Culture”: Migrant and Refugee Women’s Experiences and Constructions of Fertility and Fertility Control.

Awareness of fetal movements and care package to reduce fetal mortality (AFFIRM): a stepped wedge, cluster-randomised trial. The Lancet.

Childbearing women’s experiences of midwives’ workplace distress: Patient and public involvement. British Journal of Midwifery.

PARENTS 2 Study: consensus report for parental engagement in the perinatal mortality review process. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology.


Reports, guidance and standards

Service Standards on Obtaining Valid Consent in Sexual and Reproductive Health Services

RCOG Guidance on Placenta praevia, placenta accreta and vasa praevia for public  and for professionals here and here

Child Health in England recommendations and 2030 report


Mind the gap: an investigation into maternity training for frontline professionals across the UK by Baby Lifeline



Six ways that breaking bad and difficult news in ultrasound is different to other settings by Judith Johnson.

Resources for loss – You are not alone by Tiffany Sostar.

Supporting women with birth trauma



Death and dying – a reader



Don’t talk about the baby


Volunteer opportunities

Call for research participants for the iCHOOSE study (will involve being interviewed about stillbirth)


Further study

Study course addressing when a twin dies




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