Maternal and Child Health Stillbirth Prevention Act

The Maternal and Child Health Stillbirth Prevention Act was introduced in Congress on March 9, 2022, by Congresswoman Alma Adams (D-North Carolina), Congresswoman Ashley Hinson (R-Iowa), Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon) and Senator Bill Cassidy (R-Louisiana).  Healthy Birth Day, Inc., the nonprofit organization that created the Count the Kicks stillbirth prevention campaign, is proud to be the primary stakeholder of this important stillbirth prevention legislation.

The House and Senate companion legislation would add stillbirth and stillbirth prevention to Title V of the Social Security Act — something that has been lacking since the introduction of Title V back in 1935. Healthy Birth Day, Inc. helped initiate the legislation after discovering the omission of stillbirth from the most important piece of maternal health legislation in our country.

We encourage you to visit the Healthy Birth Day, Inc. website to learn more and get involved in supporting this important stillbirth prevention legislation. 

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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.

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