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Leading baby loss charities call on Government to halve the rate of stillbirth and babies dying shortly after birth by 2025

The Office for National statistics (ONS) has published new figures on the rate of stillbirth and babies dying shortly after birth. Figures for England published in June highlight that while the rate of stillbirths is reducing, there is still a long … Continue reading

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Each Baby Counts: the 2018 progress report

The Each Baby Counts 2018 progress report presents key findings and recommendations based on the analysis of data from 2016 relating to the care given to mothers and babies throughout the UK, to ensure each baby receives the safest possible … Continue reading

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Stillbirth and obesity

Stillbirth is a devastating event for all concerned. In this study Maja Dolanc Merc, from the University Medical Centre in Ljubjlana, Slovenia, led a team of researchers looking into the links between stillbirths and mothers being obese before the start … Continue reading

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A post-mortem population survey on foetal-infantile end-of-life decisions: a research protocol

The death of a child before or shortly after birth is frequently preceded by an end-of-life decision (ELD). Population-based studies of incidence and characteristics of ELDs in neonates and infants are rare, and those in the foetal-infantile period (> 22 weeks … Continue reading

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Obesity, inflammation and still birth

Being too fat can be linked to an increase risk of having a still birth. Being obese is also linked to inflammation and in this study Margo S. Harrison, from Columbia University Medical Centre in New York, led a team … Continue reading

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Saving babies’ lives project impact and results evaluation (SPiRE): a mixed methodology study

Reducing stillbirth and early neonatal death is a national priority in the UK. Current evidence indicates this is potentially achievable through application of four key interventions within routine maternity care delivered as the National Health Service (NHS) England’s Saving Babies’ … Continue reading

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Bereavement care in the UK: variability in resources and approaches

Research by Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity, has found that bereavement care in maternity units in the UK continues to be under resourced, with considerable variation in approaches to care. This article reviews the key recommendations and findings … Continue reading

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