Stillbirth, Migration and Ethnicity: The Bells Toll for Thee

A post from the Stillbirth Advocacy Working Group stillbirths series by Maryam Mozooni Any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind. -- John Donne Stillbirth, the death of a baby before birth, is one of the most devastating events in obstetrics. It profoundly affects women’s and their...

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Stacey and Sean Dinburg, whose daughter Rhyan Ava was born sleeping in 2014. Photo credit: Gabrielle Matarazzo.

Let’s End the Silence Around Stillbirth

A post from the Stillbirth Advocacy Working Group stillbirths series by Lauren Christiansen-Lindquist Stillbirths, pregnancy losses that happen after 20 weeks’ gestation, affect nearly 24,000 families in the United States each year. For every baby who dies of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome), approximately 10 babies are stillborn. Despite the...

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Pregnancy Loss and Depression in a Social Context

The announcement of a pregnancy is, for most, a joyous experience to be celebrated within the community, the health care setting and the family. Much is invested in the health of the mother and the baby she is carrying. When that baby dies during pregnancy or during the birth, the...

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