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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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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