Wednesday, 30 September 2015

The Funeral Celebrant | Stillbirth and Neonatal Death

October is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness month hence this post.

 A Definition:

Stillbirth refers to the death of a baby after 24 weeks of pregnancy but before birth. A miscarriage is the loss of a baby before 24 weeks of pregnancy. The medical profession describes stillbirth as either 'intra-uterine' or 'intra-partum'. An intra-uterine stillbirth means that the baby has died in the womb.Having received a number of enquiries from our Funeral Celebrant Members about how to handle Stillbirth and Neonatal Deaths with regards to interviewing the bereaved and delivering the ceremony - our experienced Mentors were fortunately able to assist. However, we felt it necessary to signpost resources for our members, with a view to educating them and others.


This link will hopefully go some way to aiding the understanding of such a difficult subject matter.

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