Raising the Volume – Ending the Silent Epidemic of Stillbirth
The United States is suffering from an ongoing silent epidemic: stillbirth. Stillbirth is the death of a baby in utero before or during delivery at 20 or more weeks. The most common cause of stillbirth includes placental issues, umbilical cord accidents, infections, and genetic or anatomic abnormalities.
Stillbirth is preventable, and with increased investment in research, such as is authorized in the Stillbirth Health Improvement and Education (SHINE) for Autumn Act we can work to ensure that another family doesn’t experience the pain of leaving the hospital without their newborn.