Good Data: The First Step toward Stillbirth Prevention in the United States

A post from the Stillbirth Advocacy Working Group stillbirths series by Lindsey Wimmer   The significance of stillbirth around the world has been documented. Unfortunately, awareness of the issue in our society and commitment by organizations and health systems to addressing it has been scarce.   While the majority of the...

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Stillbirth in the Swedish context

A post from the Stillbirth Advocacy Working Group stillbirths series by Sofia Säterskog My son was born dead.   It was a warm summer’s day in Stockholm, July 2013. We were expecting our first baby and naming him August. We had celebrated Swedish Midsummer and were now just waiting for...

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The invisible burden of malaria-attributable stillbirths

This correspondence was originally published by The Lancet. By Freya J I Fowkes, Eliza Davidson, Kerryn A Moore, Rose McGready, Julie A Simpson   The highly anticipated publication of the updated malaria maps in The Lancet shows that despite the substantial progress made since 2000, mortality gains have stalled and there...

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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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