Articles by Rana Limbo, PhD, APRN, BC

Respectful Disposition After Miscarriage: Clinical Practice Recommendations

Levang, Elizabeth; Limbo, Rana; Ziegler, Tammara Ruiz

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 43(1):19-25, January/February 2018.

Respectful disposition after miscarriage is a continuum of care that includes procedures for the safe and respectful handling of all fetal remains, accurate and sensitive patient information, disposition options, and person-, family-, and culture-centered nursing care. Compassionate clinical practice guidelines for healthcare providers for respectful disposition after miscarriage are presented.

“Being Sure”: Women's Experience with Inevitable Miscarriage

Limbo, Rana; Glasser, Jo K.; Sundaram, Maria E.

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 39(3):165-174, May/June 2014.

The loss of a pregnancy after 12 weeks is particularly difficult. One aspect of this loss oftentimes is the need for treatment to remove uterine contents. This requires that patients and families make choices they may not want to make.

The Tie That Binds: Relationships In Perinatal Bereavement

Limbo, Rana; Kobler, Kathie

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 35(6):316-321, November-December 2010.

Nurses who work with families experiencing perinatal bereavement need to be expert in developing caring relationships.

Respectful Disposition in Early Pregnancy Loss

Limbo, Rana; Kobler, Kathie; Levang, Elizabeth

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 35(5):271-277, September-October 2010.

Dr. Limbo has taken on a subject that is rarely discussed in the nursing literature: how to help families deal with disposition of the products of conception early in pregnancy. Her wise and learned approach will teach you much.

Meaningful Moments: The Use of Ritual in Perinatal and Pediatric Death

Kobler, Kathie; Limbo, Rana; Kavanaugh, Karen

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 32(5):288-295, September-October 2007.

Rituals are used in all societies to help deal with grief and bereavement. These authors describe the rituals often seen in the care of families facing perinatal and pediatric death.