Table 3: Characteristics of included studies for perinatal loss (a) and perinatal loss with neonatal death (b).

Authors year, country, and author listing in reference listMethodsReproductive loss, Participants and control for Prereproductive lossOutcomes measurementsQuality

(a) Perinatal loss

(43) Armstrong et al. (2009), USA [52]
Note. This study was chosen over [29]because it had a higher quality rating.
P, LPerinatal loss 36 couples
Prereproductive loss mental health parameters statistically not controlled
IES

(b) Perinatal loss and neonatal death

(44) Hunfeld et al. (1993), Netherlands [57]
Note.This study was chosen over [39, 40] because of a higher quality rating and [38] because of more relevant PTSD data.
P, LPerinatal loss and neonatal death;
46
Prereproductive loss mental health parameters statistically not controlled
Perinatal Event Scale –adapted from Impact of Event Scale

(45) Hutti et al. (2011), USA [97]P, LPerinatal loss and neonatal death;
106 women
Prereproductive loss mental health parameters statistically not controlled
IES