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I was also drawn to caring for those families who had a lost a baby. It’s such an incredibly important role as a midwife and nurse.
We published the Sydney Stillbirth Study in 2015. Since then, the rate of late-pregnancy stillbirth has been falling.
I’ve spent 25 years in the field of midwifery and I’ve come to know it as a world full of joy but also sadness, with not much grey in between.
Australia is one of the safest countries in the world to give birth, but even then, the outcomes of all pregnancies are not equal.
Speaking to students and clinicians I advocate for recognition first and foremost. This child is much loved and much wanted. This child has a name. This child has a story.
My journey with stillbirth goes back over 30 years. I realized there were huge gaps in terms of what we knew about stillbirth and what remained a mystery, and why.
- Professor Vicki Flenady Health Professional
- Professor Adrienne Gordon Health Professional
- A midwife's story - Caroline Homer Health Professional
- Dr Miranda Davies-Tuck, Epidemiologist Health Professional
- Professor Jonathan Morris, AM - Chair Health Professional
- Professor David Ellwood Health Professional