stillborn baby research and statistics stillbirth of babies
Here in the UK in 2014, one in every 219 births was a stillbirth. approx 10 babies in a day.
When stillbirths are included in 2014 infant mortality figures, they account for more than half of the deaths of infants under 1 year in the Unite3d kingdom. see the research leaflet here
60-80 percent of autopsies carried out on babies can reveal the cause of death.
unless the coroner wants to perform an autopsy on your baby you can choose to have one by giving written concent.
when a baby dies past 24 weeks of pregnancy it is called a stillbirth In the last 20 years the decline in stillbirth rates which accompanied advances in maternity care has slowed. Stillbirth rates remained largely unchanged from the late 1990s to 2011. More recent figures have showed a renewed decline and the rate is now at its lowest level since 1992.the main causes of stillbirths are as follows...main causes of stillbirth are fetal abnormality, pre-eclampsia, premature birth and fetal growth restriction or otherwise known as FGR. Tommys in the uk are doing research to try understand the cause sin more detail.PITCHES is a research trial Investigating unexplained stillbirth at term and intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy .other research going on is a placenta clinic based in Manchester and a rainbow clinic for parents that have had more than 1 stillbirth.