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Stillbirth: Still Not There*

Filed in Quality Improvement by on November 8, 2013 1 Comment
Stillbirth: Still Not There*

Cross-Posted at Bill of Health As I have blogged about before, including in this post from 2010, and this one from 2009, about 1 in every 160 deliveries in this country ends in a stillbirth, and all too frequently no one can say why.  An article by Robert Goldenberg and colleagues in this month’s issue […]

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Stillbirth: An Interdisciplinary Approach to ‘Closing the Knowledge and Solution Gaps’*

Filed in Children's Issues, Women's Health Issues by on November 25, 2012 1 Comment
Stillbirth: An Interdisciplinary Approach to ‘Closing the Knowledge and Solution Gaps’*

In an article out in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth (GAPPS)—a Gates Foundation-funded initiative of Seattle Children’s Hospital and the University of Washington School of Medicine’s Departments of Global Health and of Obstetrics and Gynecology—reports on its efforts to develop “a research agenda related to […]

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The Global Burden of Stillbirth

The Global Burden of Stillbirth

As a teenager in the late 1980s, I was a huge fan of the model Christy Turlington Burns.  As I’ve blogged about before, in 2011 there’s much more to admire about her than her enduring beauty.  Over the weekend, Turlington Burns and others representing her advocacy organization, Every Mother Counts, ran the ING New York […]

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Stillbirth: A “Largely Unstudied” Problem

Filed in Children's Issues, Women's Health Issues by on October 28, 2010 3 Comments
Stillbirth: A “Largely Unstudied” Problem

While the ubiquitous pink ribbons (and pink everything else) ensure that everyone knows that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, less well known is that it is also Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month[1], proclaimed so by President Ronald Reagan in 1988.  As I wrote last October, about 1 in every 160 deliveries in this […]

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Short Shrift for Stillbirth in Health Reform?*

Filed in Children's Issues, Women's Health Issues by on October 28, 2009 2 Comments
Short Shrift for Stillbirth in Health Reform?*

The health reform bill that cleared the Senate Finance Committee earlier this month — S. 1796 — incorporates at least two pieces of pending legislation relating to maternal and infant health.  Section 1631 of the bill, authorizing Medicaid coverage for services provided at freestanding birth centers, adopts the text of S. 1423, while Section 1802, […]

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