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Stillbirth in Canada: A Call to Action

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  • Laurie Taylor says:

    It’s a very SAD time when a parent loses a child in anyway! My good friend went thru this and our hearts break for them, and everyone who goes thru this

  • Lindsey says:

    stillbirth is a national public health issue that needs to be addressed now. No parent should live through the death of their baby if that death can be prevented.

    I know someone deeply affected!

    Rip baby Avery ♥️

  • Anne Paradis says:

    Thank you for all your efforts. I had no idea how prevalent the occurrence of stillbirths was until it happened to a close friend. Sadly, many others then shared their painful journey. You have embraced a very important issue. Thank you once again.

  • Jackie Deming says:

    I have not experienced this loss & can’t begin to remotely know the depth of the pain it renders. The research will hopefully answer so many unanswered questions.

  • Jennifer says:

    Thank you for standing up for families like mine.

  • Jennifer says:

    Thank you for standing up for families like mine.

  • Toni Kostyra says:

    This is a much needed topic of conversation. Thank you for bringing it out into the open where it belongs. Women need to know how often this happens. We lost our grandson to stillbirth and the effects of that have devastated our family.

  • Stephanie Taylor says:

    It does not cease to amaze me how with all the medical science we have, the loss of my infant daughter and subsequent stillbirth at 32 weeks still remains “unexplained”. More research is needed, prevention is needed. There is no reason this issue should not be prioritized.

  • Marianne Caine says:

    I support this 100%. My second daughter was stillborn in 1996 at 39 weeks.

    • Danita Lang RN PNC(c) says:

      Pleased to see the work done on stillbirth. I am an obstetrical nurse recently retired and also a bereaved mother of a neonate. For over thirty years I have worked with families experiencing perinatal loss. I am a Resolve through sharing coordinator and a Canadian trainer for Baby Loss Doulas through Sherokee Ilse. Additionally I have presented nationally three times in Perinatal LOA’s. If I can be of any assistance to you please feel free to contact me. Danitalang@sasktel.net. Again many thanks for your work in this very important topic.

  • Laura Egler says:

    Yes, bring awareness to this issue. My city had zero support for me when I needed it!

    • Toni Kostyra says:

      This is a much needed topic of conversation. Thank you for bringing it out into the open where it belongs. Women need to know how often this happens. We lost our grandson to stillbirth and the effects of that have devastated our family.

  • Victoria Burry says:

    Thank you for putting this out there. Definitely needs to be something done. I still feel the loss everyday. I was 36wks 4 days. I support this 200%.

  • Jocey says:

    I support this 200% and hope that there can be more awareness and funds allocated to stillbirths. Thank you for doing research and encouraging Canada to follow similar footsteps that are proven already to make a change in death rates. This is a step in the right direction. Still baffled that there has not been anything done sooner about this. The pain is as equivalent to losing a child to SIDS. There should be more awareness.

  • Marti Perhach says:

    Thank you for spearheading this very important effort to help protect babies and their families from the devastating tragedy of stillbirth!

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Nadine Belzile

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Nadine Belzile holds an M.A. in anthropology and has worked for 15 years as a research and public policy analyst for the Government of Canada.

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