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We didn't deserve this: bereavement associated with multifetal reduction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12184892     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
With the dramatic increase in the incidence of higher-order multiple pregnancies, more and more women are advised to consider undergoing multifetal reduction. However, little is known about the woman's experience of making the decision to undergo or forgo reduction. This study explored the experiences of seven women in making this decision and to identify any effects of it. Vivid descriptions emerged of multiple levels of bereavement. Several participants lamented that nothing occurred naturally in their pregnancies, from conception right through delivery and life with multiples.
Kate Sullivan Collopy
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Twin research : the official journal of the International Society for Twin Studies     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1369-0523     ISO Abbreviation:  Twin Res     Publication Date:  2002 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-08-19     Completed Date:  2003-02-11     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9815819     Medline TA:  Twin Res     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  231-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Nursing, University of New Hampshire, Durham 03824, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Attitude to Death*
Mothers / psychology*
Pregnancy Reduction, Multifetal / psychology*
Pregnancy, Multiple*

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