1, 2, and 4 are correct.
1. This is an appropriate action. The baby should be handled with respect.
2. This is an appropriate action. Funerals help clients to achieve closure and to provide others with a means of acknowledging the baby's death.
3. This is inappropriate. The couple must grieve the loss of this child. 4. This is an appropriate action. Although there are some clients who will decline to hold their babies, the action is very important for those who accept the opportunity.
5. This action is inappropriate. Stating that the loss of a baby is for the best is very demeaning and unfeeling.
Clients must be encouraged and assisted through the process of grieving and mourning their babies. In addition, since most women will remain on the obstetric unit, there must be a mechanism, like a specific picture placed on the woman's door, for communicating to every department in the hospital, from nursing to housekeeping to dietary, and so on, that the client has had a fetal death.