“……Around 2.6 million stillbirths (the death of a baby at 28 weeks’ gestation or more) occur each year. Although 98% of these deaths take place in low-income and middle-income countries, stillbirths also continue to affect wealthier nations, with around 1 in every 300 babies stillborn in high-income countries.
The Series highlights the rates and causes of stillbirth globally, explores cost-effective interventions to prevent stillbirths (as well as maternal and neonatal deaths), and sets key actions to halve stillbirth rates by 2020.
Also included are Comments from professional organisations and parent groups, the latter demonstrating the unique tragedy for families of the birth of a baby bearing no signs of life. …”
Bringing stillbirths out of the shadows
Plausible estimates of stillbirth rates
The challenges of reducing risk factors for stillbirths
Stillbirths: breaking the silence of a hidden grief
Stillbirths: the professional organisations’ perspective
Stillbirths: missing from the family and from family health
Addressing the complexity of disparities in stillbirths
Counting stillbirths: women’s health and reproductive rights
National, regional, and worldwide estimates of stillbirth rates in 2009 with trends since 1995: a systematic analysis
Major risk factors for stillbirth in high-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Stillbirths: why they matter
Stillbirths: Where? When? Why? How to make the data count?
Stillbirths: what difference can we make and at what cost?
Stillbirths: how can health systems deliver for mothers and babies?
Stillbirths: the way forward in high-income countries
Stillbirths: the vision for 2020
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