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Guidance after twin and singleton neonatal death.
  1. M. de Kleine,
  2. M. Cuisinier,
  3. L. Kollée,
  4. G. Bethlehem,
  5. K. de Graauw
  1. Department of Neonatology, Saint Joseph Hospital, Veldoven, The Netherlands.


    A study was made to determine whether parents whose newborn twin (n = 72) had died differed from bereaved singleton parents (n = 70) concerning their satisfaction with professional guidance and care. Most parents felt supported by hospital staff, but the twin parents had fewer avenues of available support, especially after their baby's death. The twin parents' situation requires special attention because they have specific needs that are not always addressed by the current range of available support services.

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