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Bonding and coping with loss: examining the construction of an intervention for multifetal pregnancy reduction procedures.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11316932     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Multifetal pregnancy reduction is a medical procedure by which pregnancies usually with three or more embryos are reduced in number early in gestation to improve their medical outcomes. A socially constructed intervention used as part of these procedures at Wayne State University is described. The intervention has as its goals the reduction of anxiety in the woman undergoing such a procedure and the refocusing of attention on the surviving 'twins' or singleton. Case materials from 36 cases are examined in detail to document how the intervention is being accomplished in practice, and how it may break down.
D W Britt; M Mans; S T Risinger; M I Evans
Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Fetal diagnosis and therapy     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1015-3837     ISO Abbreviation:  Fetal. Diagn. Ther.     Publication Date:    2001 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-04-24     Completed Date:  2001-07-12     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9107463     Medline TA:  Fetal Diagn Ther     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  158-65     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2001 S. Karger AG, Basel
Department of Sociology, Wayne State University, Detroit, Mich 48201, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Psychological*
Anxiety / prevention & control
Family Health
Fathers / psychology
Mothers / psychology
Object Attachment*
Pregnancy Reduction, Multifetal / psychology*
Social Support*

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