Parents can benefit from spending a prolonged period of time with their baby after death. After childbirth, parents are psychologically and biologically primed to bond with and nurture their newborn. Even after a death, parents wanting to be with their baby is a natural expression of their postpartum drives and parental devotion. As a result, spending time with the baby’s body can offer a number of therapeutic benefits over the course of several days.
Davies, Deborah (2014, March 3). Providing After Death Care At Home When A Baby Dies. Retrieved From https://www.psychologytoday.com
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