Why is the stillbirth rate so high?
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Professor Gordon Smith, head of the department of obstetrics and gynaecology at Cambridge, said that the medical understanding of stillbirth was still "very basic". As a midwife myself with over 20 years of experience it was always terrible when a woman had a stillbirth for any reason. However, the most traumatic for parents and midwife was when the baby appeared completely normal.
I agree with Professor Gordon Smith that more research is required to consider the cause for these stillbirths. There must be a reason and we need to find out what it is to prevent parents going through such a devastating and traumatic experience.
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