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Mothers’ experience of their contact with their stillborn infant: An interpretative phenomenological analysis

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, June 2014
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (92nd percentile)

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Title
Mothers’ experience of their contact with their stillborn infant: An interpretative phenomenological analysis
Published in
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, June 2014
DOI 10.1186/1471-2393-14-203
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Authors

Kirsty Ryninks, Cara Roberts-Collins, Kirstie McKenzie-McHarg, Antje Horsch

Abstract

Guidelines surrounding maternal contact with the stillborn infant have been contradictory over the past thirty years. Most studies have reported that seeing and holding the stillborn baby is associated with fewer anxiety and depressive symptoms among mothers of stillborn babies than not doing so. In contrast, others studies suggest that contact with the stillborn infant can lead to poorer maternal mental health outcomes. There is a lack of research focusing on the maternal experience of this contact. The present study aimed to investigate how mothers describe their experience of spending time with their stillborn baby and how they felt retrospectively about the decision they made to see and hold their baby or not.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 3 1%
Unknown 268 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 51 19%
Student > Bachelor 48 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 42 15%
Researcher 20 7%
Student > Doctoral Student 19 7%
Other 48 18%
Unknown 43 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 73 27%
Medicine and Dentistry 55 20%
Psychology 50 18%
Social Sciences 15 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 3%
Other 17 6%
Unknown 54 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 20. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 09 September 2015.
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#1,314,384
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#305
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#12,355
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