You have been given this booklet because your baby has died and a member of staff has spoken to you about your baby’s death and the value of a postmortem (PM) examination. We would like to express our sympathy to you and your family at this sad time.
We understand that this is a difficult time for you to consider the issue of a PM examination. Our staff will give you the information you need to help you make the decisions that are right for you and your family.The amount of information people require regarding PM examination does vary. If you need further explanation please ask or, if you would rather not know about certain aspects please say so.
We hope this booklet will help you understand the reasons for undertaking a PM examination, what it involves and why it may be important, so you may wish to take time to read it before you complete the consent form. It may also be helpful to discuss the contents of the guide with your family. We encourage you to ask us if anything is unclear or if you have any questions.