American International Journal of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences 2020-09-18T13:32:04+06:00 Managing Editorial Board Open Journal Systems An Unrecognizable Pain: Neonatal Loss and The Needs of Fathers 2020-09-16T01:11:28+06:00 Gláucia Maria Moreira Galvão Denise Streit Morsch Eduardo Carlos Tavares Maria Candida Ferrarez Bouzada Steven Eric Byrd <p><strong><em>Objective:</em></strong> Verify the mourning and paternal suffering in the context of perinatal death, through interviews with the mothers that suffered a gestational loss.</p> <p><strong><em>Methods</em></strong><em>:</em> This study has a qualitative, longitudinal, and prospective research realized through two semi-structured interviews with parents who lost children with less than 22 weeks of gestation at the high-risk maternity ward at a public hospital, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, from February-October 2019. In the interviews, a vital trait was paternal suffering, as evidenced by the mother's speech. This matter brought the authors attention.</p> <p><strong><em>Results</em></strong><em>:</em> The interviews in this study show evidence that men need to be tended regarding the time of neonatal loss. The women’s interviews expressed the suffering of their companions and demonstrated how they wished to share their pain with them during their period of mourning. The mothers provide evidence that they feel the need of their partners during gestational loss.</p> <p><strong><em>Conclusions</em></strong><em>:</em> Paternal suffering following neonatal loss is often ignored and forgotten about. Further research and directives of support, including supporting neonatal loss as part of the healthcare system, and meaningful steps to ensure quality treatment, are essential for making progress in this overlooked area.</p> 2020-09-16T01:05:36+06:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## A Mother’s Account About Lactation in the Context of Perinatal Death 2020-09-18T13:32:04+06:00 Gláucia Maria Moreira Galvão Eduardo Carlos Tavares Ethyene Andrade Costa Gláucia Rezende Tavares Maria Candida Ferrarez Bouzada Steven Eric Byrd <p><strong><em>Objective:</em></strong> To discuss the importance of listening and having a humanized intervention in regard to the donation of breastmilk in the context of perinatal death.</p> <p><strong><em>Methodology:</em></strong> Content analysis of an interview with a mother in mourning that went through a traumatic lactation following a perinatal death. This case study is one of qualitative, longitudinal research, realized over two partially-structured interviews with parents who had lost their babies with less than 22 weeks of gestation at a public hospital, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, from February to October 2019.</p> <p><strong><em>Results:</em></strong> The interviews in the case of “Eva” (hypothetical name) presented significant suffering from lactation following the death of her child and her mourning process, which caught the authors’ attention about the importance of this topic.</p> <p><strong><em>Conclusions:</em></strong> Women who have lost their babies before, during, or after birth should be offered the option of donating their breastmilk, to allow them to choose what to do with it, and then to counsel them during the mourning process.</p> 2020-09-18T13:32:04+06:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##