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Developing a biomarker blood test at 28 weeks to identify pregnancies at high risk of fetal growth restriction and stillbirth

Fetal growth restriction (FGR) can reflect a clinical situation where the placenta is working poorly, leading to a fetus that is suboptimally grown. Importantly, FGR is strongly associated with stillbirth risk. It is therefore an important clinical surrogate marker of stillbirth. In this study, the mRNA in the mum’s blood at 28 weeks that could identify […]

Major risk factors for stillbirth in high-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis

The Stillbirth Foundation has partly funded a research project of the Mater Medical Research Institute, South Brisbane, QLD, Australia. Background Stillbirth rates in high-income countries have shown little or no improvement over the past two decades. Prevention strategies that target risk factors could be important in rate reduction. This systematic review and meta-analysis was done to […]

Maternal sleep health and fetal outcomes

Dr Alison Fung and her co-researchers at the Mercy Hospital for Women in Melbourne have been investigating the impact of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea on fetal growth and well being. Obstructive sleep apnoea is a condition that occurs when the upper airways collapse during sleep, causing airway obstruction and resulting in low oxygen levels in the […]

Assessing the reporting of stillbirths in population data: trends and recurrence

This study aimed to link the information captured about stillbirths through several population-based datasets. The findings will potentially identify sub-groups of women at increased risk of stillbirth who might benefit from closer surveillance, identify risk factors for stillbirth that may be modifiable, help information policy and plan maternity care services to improve the management of […]

Information and communication about autopsy following stillbirth: meeting the needs of parents

One of the most difficult decisions for parents faced with the overwhelming grief of their baby’s death is whether to give consent for an autopsy examination. At present, little is known about the information and communication needs of parents at this time. This study seeks to gain a detailed understanding of parents’ views and experiences […]

My Baby’s Movements: a mobile phone tool to reduce stillbirth

In the days before a late term stillbirth occurs, a baby’s movements inside the womb may decrease. However, pregnant women and their families currently receive inadequate information about the importance of their baby’s movements as an indicator of their baby’s health, and may delay reporting decreased fetal movement to their doctor or care providers. This […]

Little Feet Golf Day 2013

We are so thrilled to announce that our Golf Day was a great success raising $25,000 for the Stillbirth Foundation Australia. This money will certainly be put to good use funding future research endeavours and we are so very grateful to all our players for contributing so generously on the day! The day was characterised […]