Why We Must Break the Silence Around Stillbirths to Fulfil Our Pledge to Women and Children


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Robin Gorma of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health wants us all to add our voice to ending preventable stillbirths.

 Stillbirth is a difficult topic. There are no words to express the devastation or to ease the crushing pain of a loved one going through the tragedy of losing a child at birth. For many women, such a real, painful and damaging experience is exacerbated even further by a sense that, as far as the rest of the world is concerned, your child never existed.

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