The Power of Compassion: How Legislators Can Help After Stillbirth

A post from the Stillbirth Advocacy Working Group stillbirth series by Terrell Hatzilias, PhD “This is one of those things we can do as a body that really is going to make a difference, to real people in this world.” Washington State Senator Ron Muzzall, speaking in favor of allowing...

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Campaigning to Reduce Stillbirths in Canada (and beyond)

A post from the Stillbirth Advocacy Working Group stillbirth series by Nadine Belzile of BabyKicks.ca and BébéBouge.ca On January 7, 2021, I published an opinion piece about why we need to take action to reduce preventable stillbirths in Canada. In it, I explain how my daughter was stillborn in 2012 and...

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Breaking the Silence: A Quest for Answers

A post from the Stillbirth Advocacy Working Group stillbirths series by Ann O’Neill The doctor was silent as she continuously scanned my 39-week pregnant belly with the ultrasound probe, looking for my son’s heartbeat.  Perhaps she had no words because the truth was unutterably horrible: There was no heartbeat.  I...

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More babies are dying due to indirect effects of the COVID-19 pandemic

By Mary Kinney & Ashish KC New study from Nepal confirms the direct effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on care around the time of birth. A new study from Nepal confirms that the COVID-19 outbreak and response have severely affected maternal and newborn health. The study, published The Lancet Global...

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