While not all stillbirths can be prevented, there are steps women can take to reduce the risk of a stillbirth and stay healthy during their pregnancy.
Safe and Healthy Pregnancy
Sadly not all pregnancies have a happy ending, with 1 in every 130 pregnancies ending in stillbirth.
Not all stillbirths can be prevented, but there are some things you can do to reduce your risk. Read the latest evidenced-based advice to help reduce your risk and keep baby safe.
Sleeping on your side from 28 weeks gestation and beyond reduces your risk of stillbirth.
An active baby is a healthy baby. Being aware of your baby’s movements is one of the ways mothers can help to keep their babies safe during pregnancy.
Smoking during pregnancy harms your baby and is one of the major contributors to stillbirth. Second hand smoke carries the same risk.
During your pregnancy, your midwife or doctor will be monitoring your baby’s growth to make sure they’re growing at a healthy rate. Detection and management of a baby that is not growing properly during pregnancy is a key strategy to prevent stillbirth.
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