“Grief was a journey shared by both of us”: Why we need to recognize fathers’ grief following stillbirth and tailor support appropriately

A post from the Stillbirth Advocacy Working Group stillbirths series by Kate Obst, University of Adelaide Pregnancy loss and neonatal death are devastating realities experienced by millions of families worldwide each year. However, along with loss and grief more broadly, pregnancy and infant loss have, historically, been seldom discussed. As...

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Bereavement Care in the Time of Corona

A post from the Stillbirth Advocacy Working Group stillbirths series by Marc Harder, Sands UK “There are things you only do for love” (Gabriel García Márquez, Love in the Time of Cholera) The rapid onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has thrust the importance of care around death and the dying...

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A story of stillbirth in a family from Uganda

A post from the Stillbirth Advocacy Working Group stillbirths series by Loyce Ajilong I got married on December 12, 2003, and after two month of marriage I conceived my firstborn. The ultrasound scan revealed a male fetus and this was good news for us. We were all excited. We developed...

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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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