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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 onesie and 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 strategies, a significant portion of these babies could be saved, especially those that occur in the 3rd trimester.
The Big PUSH empty stroller march in D.C. & Nationwide
The Big PUSH to End Preventable Stillbirth (www.thebigpushmarch.org) was 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.
We pushed 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 raised awareness of the US’s appalling track record on maternal/fetal/infant health, racial disparities in birth outcomes, and bereavement care, and promoted the many amazing initiatives of the over 50 partner organizations who joined the planning Coalition for this event.
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.