Model Perinatal Loss

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Here is an example of a model case of perinatal loss: Mary is a 30 year old gravida 2 para 1 with a 2 year old daughter Molly. She and her husband Mike are enjoying being parents to Molly and decided to have another baby. They were overjoyed to learn at about 5 weeks gestation, just a few days after Mary’s missed period via a home pregnancy test that Mary was expecting her second child. Having had an uneventful first pregnancy she begins to happily make plans for her new arrival. She is responsible about what she eats, she makes sure to take her daily prenatal vitamin, forgoes her occasional glass of wine and makes a doctor’s appointment for her first prenatal check-up ensuring that her baby is going to get all the necessary tests. She has
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