Bereavement

The unacceptable stigma and shame women face after baby loss must end

By Dr Nono Simelela Too many babies still die in pregnancy or childbirth. The numbers are heartbreaking: approximately one in four pregnancies end in miscarriage, generally before 28 weeks, and 2.6million babies are stillborn, half of whom die in childbirth. Many of these deaths, especially the stillbirths, are preventable with...

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Preconception Health: Stillbirth

A post from the Stillbirth Advocacy Working Group series by Shannon Maloney The placenta is a vital organ that develops during pregnancy to support the growth of the developing baby. Sometimes the placenta doesn’t work as well as it should. The placenta may struggle to deliver all the oxygen and...

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When advocacy works: The case of the Australian Stillbirth Senate Inquiry

A post from the Stillbirth Advocacy Working Group stillbirths series by Danielle Pollock “The best partnerships aren't dependent on a mere common goal but a shared path of equality, desire, and no small amount of passion.” Sarah MacLean   As a bereaved parent and stillbirth researcher, I believe that the...

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Stillbirth – A Silent Cry For More Attention

A post from the Stillbirth Advocacy Working Group stillbirths series by Dr. Linda Vanotoo The voice of the stillborn is too silent to be heard. Ghana is committed to improving the health of pregnant women and newborns. There are a lot of social pro-poor interventions going on in Ghana to...

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