Most of these babies are of viable gestational age.
For most the cause is never known.
Stillbirth causes and prevention have not been studied until rather recently. Many, including some health care providers, have commonly assumed that stillbirth can’t be predicted or avoided. However, there are a number of things that can be done to reduce the risk and we are learning more each year. Awareness and education for both the pregnant mothers and health care providers is critical in both prevention and bereavement support.
On the heels of the 2012 International Conference on Stillbirth, SIDS and Infant Survival, the publication of the Lancet series on Stillbirth, and the 2011 International Stillbirth Summit, parents and their families are adamant that attention be given to “the stillbirth epidemic”. The time has come for a multi-year National Campaign for Stillbirth Awareness and Education spearheaded by a coalition of organizations and individuals. Learn more about the campaign goals here.
Will you join us in this National Stillbirth Campaign? By completing the very brief registration here to join the coalition, you are honoring babies who have not taken their first breath and families who cannot adequately speak on their own. And maybe, together we can decrease the numbers of babies who die during pregnancy. There is no obligation to join!
Thank you for your consideration and concern. If you have questions, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 952-715-7731.
RETURN TO ZERO - Plan to watch Return to Zero on Lifetime TV, May 17th - www.returntozerothemovie.com
STILLBIRTH SUMMIT 2014 - Join 25 researchers from around the world as we discuss current and emerging ideas in the prevention of stillbirth as well as support for grieving families. www.starlegacyfoundation.org