‘One child every four hours’: Australia’s stillbirth rate unacceptable, experts say

New report reveals almost one in 100 pregnancies at or beyond 20 weeks ends with death of the baby The Perinatal Deaths in Australia 1993-2012 report shows that in 2011 and 2012 there were nearly 4,500 stillbirths, representing about three-quarters of all perinatal deaths during this period. Photograph: Alamy While Australia remains one the safest places in the world to have a baby, an “unacceptable” number of families are facing the devastating reality of stillbirth. Almost one in 100 pregnancies at or beyond 20 weeks gestation ends with the death of the baby, according to a new report released by…
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