Pushing for change by raising awareness about stillbirth, the silent killer

“Many of us don’t even know the word ‘stillbirth’ until it happens to us,” Vick said. “It’s very important for me … to make sure that these mothers feel like they know that it’s not their fault and they’re not alone.”

Ana Vick (LA Times)

“Every family deserves the best care available, but sadly that can depend on what is covered by insurance, your provider, even your race.”

-Ana Vick

Change begins with awareness of the problem!

These 2 moms lost their babies. Now they’ve teamed up to end preventable stillbirths

Oct. 21, 2021, 4:31 PM EDT / Source: TODAY By Meghan Holohan

“Your voice in this matters because you’re actually the one with your baby all day and these doctors want to do what’s best for your baby, too.”

Advocates seek to reduce stillbirths, infant loss in NC

Oct. 19, 2021, 12:17 PM EDT / Source: WRAL By Laura Leslie, WRAL Capitol Bureau chief

Advocates for families who’ve lost unborn or infant children are calling on state leaders to do more to prevent stillbirths, miscarriages, and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

At a news conference Tuesday morning, advocates said around 800 stillbirths happen every year in North Carolina. They say more education and better preventive care for pregnant women could cut that number in half.