Still My Son

Assembling an army to end preventable stillbirths

PUSH for Change

The time to end preventable stillbirth is NOW! Join us! Raise your voice, get involved, & demand change with us because our babies matter.

Stillbirth Prevention Advocates visited Washington, D.C. to talk with members of Congress about two very important pieces of stillbirth prevention legislation. We demand change in honor of our babies that should still be here and to improve outcomes for future families.

“By demanding change this is our way of loving our children ALOUD. We are saying NO to those who think 23,000 babies a year is acceptable!! Not one more! That one was my son!” Honored to be able to raise my voice for our babies & future families. We ALL deserve better care. Our children matter & we will NOT stop fighting to make sure EVERY preventable stillbirth results in a “baby save”. We can do this together. Don’t give up. Keep pushing! Follow @pushpregnancy, @shineforstillbirth on IG, & @countthekicks to find out how you can take action with us!

♬ original sound – Ana Vick | mom + baby advocate
Ana Vick’s speech at the #bigpush2022

Change is here.

Every single day, 65 US families expect to come home snuggling their newborn baby, and instead walk out of the hospital with a never-worn onesieand an empty infant carrier.

Many of these deaths are otherwise healthy babies and occur in normal, uneventful, low-risk pregnancies. With better awareness and simple prevention strategiesa significant portion of these babies could be saved, especially those that occur in the 3rd trimester.

NYC Onesie Walk 2021
NYC Onesie Walk in the News

The Big PUSH empty stroller march in D.C. & Nationwide

The Big PUSH to End Preventable Stillbirth ( is a nationwide empty-stroller march on October 15th, 2022 with the main event taking place on the National Mall in DC and satellite events occurring simultaneously across the country.

This historic march (#bigpush2022) is the first time that bereaved parents, our friends, and allies have gathered en masse to raise awareness of the tragedy of stillbirth and call on our nation’s leaders in medicine and government to prioritize educating expectant families about stillbirth risks and empowering parents and providers to identify and save more of these vulnerable babies.

Our goal is to push empty strollers past the steps of Congress in memory of the 23,000 babies born still every year in the US – that’s more child deaths each year than prematurity, SIDS, car accidents, drowning, guns, fire, poison, flu, and listeria COMBINED. Research shows that up to 75% of these deaths were potentially preventable; we are telling the nation that ENOUGH IS ENOUGH and we are coming together to demand change.

Through this effort, we will also be raising awareness of the US’s appalling track record on maternal/fetal/infant health, racial disparities in birth outcomes, and bereavement care, and promote the many amazing initiatives of the over 50 partner organizations who have joined the planning Coalition for this event.

The #StillCounts National Awareness Campaign is here to change this.

Families deserve to know that stillbirth still happens, and they deserve to be empowered with the information and resources they need to lower their risks of stillbirth.

If you or someone you care about has lost a child to stillbirth, miscarriage, SIDS, or any other cause at any point during pregnancy or infancy, please join us in raising awareness. Together, we can end preventable stillbirth.

#UnitedWePush For Families, For Babies, For Change.

Help fund year 2 of the NYC Rainbow Clinic! Please donate any amount to our fundraiser. Thank you!
Check out the Rainbow Clinic that PUSH for Empowered Pregnancy helped bring to NYC!
Learn about stillbirth prevention & what the U.S. can do to lower our rate of preventable losses!
Learn about why we must evolve prenatal care to help prevent stillbirths by detecting small placentas.
There are protocols being implemented in other countries lowering the rate of stillbirth, why aren’t they used here?
Watch this important discussion with Jill Wieber Lens, a lawyer who also suffered a stillbirth dedicated to promoting change.
Hear about the misconceptions that are causing increased risks in pregnancy & how we can build a trusted care team.
We honor all babies gone too soon with this video & our efforts to improve maternity care.