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- Many stillbirths are preventable.
- Expectant parents should be informed about stillbirth risks and educated on ways to protect their pregnancy.
- Standard prenatal protocols should include a third trimester ultrasound to identify known stillbirth risk factors and subsequent management through home fetal monitoring when risk factors are identified.
- A national stillbirth registry should be created with mandatory participation to accurately collect stillbirth data.
- Stillbirth autopsies should be encouraged and performed consistently with established protocols.
- Stillborn children should be recognized with a certificate of birth.
- Families deserve and are entitled to support and guidance when facing the delivery of a stillborn child.
- Stillbirth, birth injury (cerebral palsy and others), premature birth and miscarriages may have some common denominators – finding answers to stillbirth may enlighten the path to reducing miscarriage, premature birth, and birth injury.