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Table 2 Themes and Subthemes

From: What bereaved parents want health care providers to know when their babies are stillborn: a community-based participatory study

Theme
Acknowledgement of baby as an irreplaceable individual
Subthemes
1. Acknowledgement of parenthood and parental grief
 • Finite window to interact with baby’s body
 • Provider compassion toward parents specific to their grief
 • Acts of parenting
2. Acknowledgement of trauma
 • Health care provider and parental knowledge of concept of trauma
 • Provider compassion toward their experience of trauma
 • Environmental factors and systems that mitigate or exacerbate trauma
3. Acknowledgement over time and space through access to specialized support