Some Sad Statistics

There is much joy and celebrating by expectant parents when they find out about the pregnancy.  But that joy can and does turn to sadness and grief for a number of expectant parents.

Around 2.6 million babies are born with no signs of life after 28 weeks’ gestation –- which defines a stillbirth — according to a collection of papers published online this week in The Lancet. Although 98 percent of these deaths take place in developing countries, stillbirths haven’t gone away in wealthier nations: Around 1 in every 300 babies are stillborn in high-income countries.

Stillbirths are a tragic and devastating reality today.  My hope and prayer is that no one has to experience such a sad event as a stillbirth.

Stillbirths Still Haunt Parents Around The World | Shots – Health Blog : NPR.

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