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Revista Colombiana de Psiquiatría

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TORRES GUTIERREZ, Manuel. Emotional Impact of a High-Risk Pregnancy. rev.colomb.psiquiatr. [online]. 2004, vol.33, n.3, pp.263-284. ISSN 0034-7450.

In this article the author reviews the psychological evolution of a normal pregnancy. The four stages of the process of bereavement unleashed by the news of a high-risk pregnancy or by the birth of a child with difficulties are examined. The main psychological mechanism used by the parents in each one of these stages is described in detail. Finally, the author formulates recommendations for the management of the attitudes of parents in this situation.

Keywords : pregnancy; high-risk pregnancy; bereavement; parents.

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