The National Stillbirth Society is working to prevent stillbirths or Sudden
Antenatal Death Syndrome or SADS. The National Stillbirth Society advocates government funding for stillbirth
research and encourages parental activism to achieve these ends.
According the National Stillbirth Society, stillbirth is defined as the intrauterine death and subsequent delivery of a developing infant that occurs beyond 20 completed weeks of gestation.
Stillbirth occurs in about one in 200 pregnancies. The majority of stillbirths happen before labor, whereas a small percentage occurs during labor and delivery.
Just one more way The National Stillbirth Society is working to bring comfort
and closure to stillbirth parents and their families.