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Overcoming Stigma: A Film Story of Stillbirth, Miscarriage

In 2007, with one 30-month-old child, my husband and I decided it was time to have another baby. My first miscarriage occurred at six weeks. My second was at almost eleven weeks. The grief was alarming but I did what many women do--my best to quietly “carry on.”

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My Invisible Earthquake: One Woman’s Journey Through Stillbirth

On New Year’s morning in January 2003, my life took a shocking turn with my obstetrician uttering three simple but devastating words: no fetal heartbeat. Several attempts to induce labor finally led us to my first and only daughter’s stillbirth at dawn on Friday, January 3, 2003.

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Take Action for Global Stillbirth

This month, the White Ribbon Alliance (WRA) has partnered with Healthy Newborn Network (HNN) to draw attention to the 2.6 million stillbirths that occur worldwide each year. This past April, The Lancet launched a new series on stillbirths to draw attention to a public health crisis that has been widely overlooked.

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Stillbirth Stories: Sharing the Burden, Breaking the Spell

By all accounts, The Lancet stillbirth series was a landmark in drawing attention to an issue long neglected in public health discourse. In the days following the launch of the series, over 1,000 news stories carried the message, reaching an estimated one billion people with the issue of stillbirth through various forms of media.

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The Connection Between Stillbirths, Maternal Health, and Newborn Health

The complications that threaten the lives and health of unborn babies are the same ones that threaten the lives of mothers and newborns.

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