Maternal Reaction to the Loss of Multiple Births
Throughout history the experience of multiple births has been associated with emotional and social stress for most mothers.1 This is particularly true because of the element of surprise, the concern over prematurity, and the anxiety over the potential loss of babies shortly after delivery.2 In this communication I report the emotional adjustment by parents who experienced a rare event: the birth and loss of a set of septuplets.
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