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January 17th, 2010, 02:20 AM
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only this past week we've had a few new members and it breaks my heart, then it got me thinking that still birth seems to happening more now than ever i mean, i know i was niaeve (sp) with my pregnancies before jessica but id not heard a single thing about it and wondered how many families this has happened to! its like that most families have suffered a loss with in it?

jessica was the first late loss in my family (my nan had a couple of m/c) but jessica was the first stillbirth i know my family is quite big and lees is quite big too ( i dont know of any losses throu his family) but losing jessica has at least 2 families suffer her loss and if u look at it like that i can only assume that out of so many family its a high % that they have suffered a loss which is so frightening! its shoking that it still is quite common in this day and age
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January 17th, 2010, 07:55 AM
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I know in the US the estimate is 1 in every 115 births, but they believe the number is probably even higher than that because many are not reported properly.

I really wish that there was more that could be done to prevent stillbirth.
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January 17th, 2010, 08:42 AM
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I have been told there are roughly 30,000 stillbirths in the US every year, plus the births before 20 weeks that don't get counted. But nobody ever talks about it.
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January 17th, 2010, 09:12 AM
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I admit that even though i've known people who have had stillbirths, I didn't know anything about it and I didn't think it happend as much as it does....I wish there was more stillbirth awareness out there...I think people are too scared to talk about it.
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January 17th, 2010, 09:01 PM
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My grandmother lost a son during labor.

My mother had a loss at 21 weeks, her brother and his wife had a late second trimester loss, and my mom's sister had THREE 2nd trimester losses (she had an incompetent cervix, and she almost lost another one as well. He was born at 28 weeks? something like that)

I'm the first in my generation to have a late pregnancy loss, although my cousin Josh's son died from SIDS at 6 months in Sept. 2008

I'm thinking it's not happening more, we're just talking about it more...even though it's still not talked about it enough.
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January 18th, 2010, 07:52 AM
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My grandma had a daughter that died at about 3 weeks old but other than that, there haven't been any late losses in my family besides Eli. There have been miscarriages though, quite a few of them. Stillbirth takes more babies each year than SIDS. And everyone knows about SIDS but no one knows about stillbirth, why is this?
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January 18th, 2010, 10:09 AM
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There were no stillbirths in my family, my mom and grandma has m/s and that's about it. There is definately a lot more info on SIDS and every parent knows about it. Unfortunately, there is nothing on stillbirths, and I'm like Carrie, keep wondering why.
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January 18th, 2010, 12:30 PM
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I really don't want to start a pro choice/pro life debate about it, but I think that since abortion is legal, people have to tell themselves it's "not really a baby" to ease their conscience.

I'm in a grumpy mood today, everyone ignore me.
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January 18th, 2010, 04:30 PM
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I'm thinking it's not happening more, we're just talking about it more...even though it's still not talked about it enough.
Yeah, that. AFTER we lost Devin I started hearing stories from previous generations, that not even the other family knew about.
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January 18th, 2010, 08:15 PM
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I was the first one in my family. And I had never really heard of them besides reading about Brittanie's, but even then I didn't know how often they occur. I realize it is a hard thing for most happy pregnant people to have to deal with knowing 1% of all pregnancies end in stillbirth, but I think it should be known. It would take away some of the belief that you are 'safe' past 20 weeks. I for one thought after 20 weeks, nothing would happen. If only I had known.
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January 18th, 2010, 10:23 PM
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my mom had miscarriages but I believe I had the first stillbirth
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January 19th, 2010, 12:42 PM
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In Scotland one baby is stillborn every day. For a country with a smaller population than London, that is a shocking statistic.

In my family my dad's mum had a stillborn daughter (we don't know the reason why) and another daughter died at 6 weeks. My mum's cousin had a baby at 19 weeks gestation, that little boy had anencephaly just like Ceilidh.
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