Neonatal death refers to the death of a baby in the first month of life. They account for roughly 2/3 of all infant mortality in the United States. Most common causes of death in the first month of life include prematurity, congenital anomalies, pregnancy complications in mother, placenta/umbilical cord issues, and infection. Black babies are twice as likely to die in the first month of life compared to babies from other races/ethnicities
If you or someone you know has been affected by the death of a baby, we can help. Please contact us at 952-715-7731, ext 5 or click on the link above to make a referral. Visit our Minnesota Resources page for important information. You can request also free information about neonatal death and other grief topics at the Star Legacy Foundation store.