Creating time and space to grow parenthood

A post from the Stillbirth Advocacy Working Group stillbirth series by Dorte Hvidtjørn. At Aarhus University Hospital, in Aarhus, Denmark, there is a small shielded special space for bereaved parents and their babies who have died: the Unit for Perinatal Loss. I have worked there as a midwife for 10...

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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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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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