This week the UK has been raising awareness of baby loss through it baby loss awareness week and around the world babies who passed away from miscarriage, stillbirth or new born death will be remembered on October 15th - International Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day.
Break the silence animation
Charities have come together to raise awareness of the issues that affect those who have experienced pregnancy loss or baby death in the UK. Watch their animation below:
Launch of movements matter campaign
Safer Care Victoria and the Centre of research excellence in stillbirth have worked to launch the movements matter campaign. The movements matters website provides information and resources for women and clinicians on babies movements. It includes fact sheets, videos & e-learning guides to help provide the best care when a woman reports a change in her babys movements.
Visit the website here.
BJOG Free access - Stillbirth: understand, standardise, educate – time to end preventable harm
BJOG has provided free access to its special issue on stillbirth published earlier this year. The issue covers a number of stillbirth topics including understanding stillbirth, reporting stillbirth and fetal death, interventions to reduce stillbirth and the global impact of stillbirth.
The issue highlights that the financial cost of stillbirth is about £700 million per year with much bigger implications of the emotional impact. It recognises the importance of improving the experience of parents and the necessity to involve them to educate and reduce stillbirths.
The issue can be viewed here.