Finding Answers After a Stillbirth or Other Pregnancy Loss
Updated: Jan 28
If you're reading this, chances are a baby you love has died. And we know from experience that there is absolutely nothing worse. We are so very sorry.
Too many families never get answers after losing their baby; it's not right, and it's not fair.
There are many (rarely simple) reasons why a pregnancy may have ended in a stillbirth or other neonatal loss. And it is never a mother's fault.
If your child was stillborn, you may have elected to do some testing such as an autopsy, placental pathology, genetic testing, and/or blood tests to look for infection or clotting issues. (In many cases, though, parents are not encouraged to seek answers, so if you didn't do those things, know that you are not alone - and there are likely still opportunities to learn more, even if your loss was years prior.)
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PS - If you or someone you love has lost a baby, you may also be interested in the following resources:
PUSH Directory of Recommended Resources for Pregnancy/Infant Loss
#StillCounts Awareness Campaign (because every stillborn baby #stillcounts!)
Follow @StillCountsOrg on social media for tailored content for bereaved families
Stillbirth Facts & Figures (including shareable graphics)
Become a PUSH Changemaker Volunteer: see Get Involved