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Neonatal death rates remain stagnant for third year in row

Bliss has raised its concerns that neonatal mortality rates in England and Wales remain almost unchanged for the third consecutive year. This follows the latest report to be published in August by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) on ‘Deaths registered … Continue reading

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Saving Babies’ Lives Version 2: a care bundle to reduce perinatal mortality

In 2016 NHS England released the Saving Babies’ Lives Care Bundle (SBLCB) as part of the national ambition to reduce the rates of stillbirth. This first version appears to have contributed to the stillbirth rate in England falling to a … Continue reading

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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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