November 16, 2010

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Kaparoff-Miscarriage-20061

George W. Bush told NBC’s Matt Lauer in an interview to promote his new memoir, Decision Points, that he drove his mother to the hospital as she cradled a jar containing her miscarried fetus. This disclosure was met with strong reactions including statement  about how insensitive his mother was to behave so strangely. In Bonnie Rochman’s article  George W. Bush, His Mom and Her Fetus: Not So Weird After All published on 11/11/10 on time.com she provides another way to consider Barbara Bush’s decision to store and transport the fetus for medical inspection. She provides solid evidence that Mrs. Bush behavior was quite normal given her circumstances and backs her argument with research conducted by Kristen M. Swanson, RN, PhD, FAAN, Dean and Alumni Distinguished Professor at the School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Dean Swanson was the lead investigator of the world’s largest study of couples who miscarry and that research provides insights into how woman and couples manage through this difficult process.