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World Health Organization Clinical Guidance 

Additional Important Resources

  • Tune in to our Indigenous Midwives conversation, co-hosted by ICM, the Wilson Center’s Maternal Health Initiative and UNFPA, and featuring a panel of Indigenous midwives from around the world. Listen to the recording here
  • Resources from the Pregnancy Loss Research Group (PLRG) at University College Cork 
  • Resources from Tommy’s stillbirth research centre in St Mary’s Hospital in Manchester https://www.tommys.org/pregnancy-information/health-professionals
  • Safer Baby Bundle at Stillbirth Collaborative Research Centre https://www.stillbirthcre.org.au/safer-baby-bundle/
  • IMPROVE is a new online training package designed to support healthcare professionals in responding to women who have experienced stillbirth, conduct perinatal autopsy and mortality reviews, and communicate with bereaved parents.
  • Resources on bereavement support for fathers, from ISA board member Francine de Montigny at the University of Quebec (also available in French and subtitled in Portuguese): 
    • The youtube documentary “Helping Men in Distress” illustrates ways to create a bond of trust with men in crisis, and to help them in their distress. Through the testimony of seven health and social service practitioners – nurses, a social worker, a physician, a psychotherapist, educators, researchers – this 17 minute video illustrates different emotions and reactions that men can experience. The practitioners share their way of establishing a relationship of trust with a man in crisis and propose interventions to reach men who are entrenched in silence, who are depressed, living a bereavement experience, aggressive or angry. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROKgjOXh47g

Research related to prevention of stillbirth and neonatal death

Effect of a quality improvement package for intrapartum and immediate newborn care on fresh stillbirth and neonatal mortality among preterm and low-birthweight babies in Kenya and Uganda: a cluster-randomised facility-based trial D Walker et al. Lancet Glob Health 2020; 8: e1061–70

Sociocultural, political, and health system-related determinants of perinatal deaths in Jordan from the perspectives of health care providers: a qualitative study. Khader YS, Bawadi H, Khasawneh W, Alyahya MS, Shattnawi K, Al-Sheyab NA, Al Obeisat S, Asad M, Khatatneh K, Alkhdour MM, Al-Hamdan Z, Batieha A. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 2020 Jul 29;1-10.

Invitation to participate in the WAVES Study, a comprehensive survey of mothers worldwide (with and without a baby infected by group B streptococcus) to help identify the gaps in care and communication regarding group B strep (GBS) disease in babies. More info is at gbs-intl.org/WAVES

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Global impact

We seek out partnerships on every continent to realize our mission of ending preventable deaths and ensuring respectful care

Collaboration

We work with our member organizations to connect people locally across the globe and thereby improve standards of care within their region.

Saving Lives

By unifying the work being done in research, clinical practice and communities, we are helping reduce the unacceptably high loss of lives through stillbirth.

Data Driven

We support rigorous scientific research to ensure effective action for stillbirth and newborn death prevention and bereavement support.