No Psychological Risk In Children Next-Born After Stillbirth

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There is no evidence that children next-born after stillbirth are clinically at risk compared to children of non-bereaved mothers ... However, the study did find evidence of less optimal mother-child interaction.

Anecdotal accounts have suggested that children born subsequent to stillbirth of a sibling may be psychologically vulnerable ...

The researchers found no significant between-group differences in child cognitive or health assessments ... However, mothers ... reported increased child difficulties ... and there were higher levels of maternal criticism of the child's behaviour ...

Melissa Maimann, Essential Birth Consulting 0400 418 448