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The context and long-term impacts of multiple birth loss: a peer support network perspective.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12184883     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Following my own experience with the death of a twin baby, I founded the Center for Loss in Multiple Birth (CLIMB) Inc. During the last 13 years I have worked with nearly 7000 bereaved parents of twins, triplets or other high multiples throughout the US and worldwide. The role of a peer support organisation and the range of families with multiples who have contacted it is described. They come from diverse backgrounds with many forms of bereavement: death during pregnancy, at birth or after of both or all babies, of one twin, of one or more higher order multiples; multifetal pregnancy reduction or selective fetocide; the death of one or more multiples in childhood. Some have had more than one multiple pregnancy and loss. Many are concerned for the surviving children. A peer support organisation has an important role to play in increasing public awareness of the needs of these families as well as influencing policy on infertility treatments that carry a high risk of producing multiple pregnancies with the associated risk of death and disability for one or more of the babies.
Jean Kollantai
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
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:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9815819     Medline TA:  Twin Res     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  165-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Center for Loss in Multiple Birth (CLIMB), Inc., Anchorage, AK 99509, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Attitude to Death*
Fetal Death
Infant Mortality
Infant, Newborn
Parents / psychology*
Peer Group
Pregnancy, Multiple*
Social Support*

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