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You have just got the worst possible news ever pregnancy loss what are the doctors and medical staff talking about ? the different terminology used for baby loss.
Coming away from the hospital after hearing that baby died in the womb,a pregnancy loss,feeling numb.Its too much to take in as the news has just been delivered to you that baby has passed away in the womb or there was no heart beat detected at your last ultrasound.
Today we look at some of the terminology associated with a baby's death, either a baby died in the womb whilst mum- to- be is pregnant, at birth or shortly after delivery.
Abortion: the deliberate termination of pregnancy by the removal or expulsion from the uterus the baby in the womb prior to viability.
Miscarriage:usually happens before 12 weeks up to 24weeks ,a mums pregnancy ceases to be viable and the growing baby dies, The tiny baby and developing tissues growing in the womb comes out of the vagina entrance as the woman's body realizes that the growing baby has died.
early fetal loss: An unsuccessful outcome before the growing baby is able to survive independently outside the womb. happens either spontaneously or as the result of accident.The pregnancy comes are from the womb,the woman is no longer pregnant.
Stillbirth: the delivery of baby that had passed 24 weeks into pregnancy but passed away in the womb or during birth.
Stillborn: the baby that has been born dead.
Fetal demise:no heart beat,often detected during a scan can reveal a fetal loss, when a growing baby in the early -middle stages of pregnancy has died in the womb.
Pregnancy loss:the woman is no longer pregnant because the baby had died in the womb.
Ectopic pregnancy: ectopic pregnancies are not usually very rare effecting in every 100 pregnancies they are dangerous for the mother, since internal bleeding is a life-threatening complication. the growing early embryo implants itself in the fallopian tube instead of the uterus wall lining.If it is like to cause offense please press your back button now.
Baby Born asleep: a baby that has been born stillborn with no sign of life at birth.
Angel baby: words other parents often use in forums group discussions relating to their own baby that has died and gone to be with the angels in heaven.
Rainbow baby: wonderful news! the name used to describe a successful pregnancy after baby loss.usually on Facebook groups,forums mums and families talking and supporting each other after baby loss. a live baby that has since been born to a family that have suffered a baby loss miscarriage or stillbirth.
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How will you know in pregnancy that baby has passed away in the womb and how will you find out ?.
when a pregnancy didn't end in a miscarriage under 20 weeks at home.
It will come to the parents as a huge blow followed by despair and grief ,on very rare occasions a pregnancy doesn't always have a happy ending.Sometimes no heartbeat can be found at a routine ultra sound appointment usually around 20 weeks.
If mum to be has started to feel baby move inside then notices no movements you can talk to your midwife who will hear baby's heartbeat at an antenatal appointment,she may then refer you for an ultra sound if there seems to be a problem and will want to confirm it if baby has indeed passed away.A midwife can run also more tests, urine blood pressure bloods etc.
The previous attitudes before the 197o's was to put the loss behind you and look to the future.
Today the attitudes of all the caring professionals and teams helping the family in handling baby loss have more of a lasting impact on how families are left to deal with grief and how they cope in the long term.
.In the instances of baby loss it is considered the most traumatic experiences compared to any death relating to a family or friend or other known person.
you may find out by a routine scan appointment.
Antenatal visit with a fetal doppler test when the midwife checks for baby's heart beat none will be detected so a scan will be needed to confirm the findings.midwife can run tests urine blood pressure bloods etc.
You can ask for a second scan to confirm the results.
You could ask for a second opinion.
what happens after being told the news of pregnancy loss?
You can go home and wait to let nature take its cource having baby at home with loving family around you.
A date can be set when baby will be delivered you would be induced artificially to delivery naturally unless of an emergency and a c section is needed.
If only one baby has died in the womb in the cases of a multiple pregnancy the pregnancy can continue to give the remaining babies a chance to go grow to fullterm.The baby that has died in the womb would not grow any more but would be a more rich in colour at delivery when the other babies are delivered.
Sharing the news with others pregnancy loss
now for the hard part a lot of people do not want to talk about baby loss. Its not because they feel sorry for the family but they do not know how to react, to talk to? you to avoid you? to be there or to stay away. if you skip through some of the past blog posts on baby loss, comments from mums stated they do not want to be ignored! whom you tell is up to the parents but beware even best friends may not be able to cope with the news and who you think are your best friends may suddenly disappear into the background.
Ask for a baby bereavement midwife or team experienced to be there at delivery or in any decision making for the birth and after care.
Make sure you have your views heard if you want to bath baby afterwards and dress baby in nice clean clothes then do so. Invite close family members but don't be surprised if they cant handle being in the delivery suite it will be good support for the parents just to know they are near in the waiting room.
Delivery of baby
Cuddle time is special time for parents create as many memories before baby has the funeral. including regular visits to the hospital or funeral home to see baby.