Stillbirth Conference – Causes, Prevention and Management

Northern Ireland Maternal and Child Health (NIMACH), part of the PHA hosted a stillbirth seminar on Thursday 22 November 2012,  to bring together leading national and international experts to address clinical issues surrounding stillbirth. 

Stillbirth is when a pregnancy has carried to 24 weeks or more, but sadly the baby dies before it is born. Reasons for a stillbirth are complex and not always understood.

The purpose of this educational seminar was to consider the causes, prevention and management of stillbirths. The day provided an opportunity to hear from experts nationally and internationally who have been involved in programmes that have successfully reduced stillbirth rates.

The seminar attracted medical professionals involved in maternity issues including consultants and trainees in obstetrics and gynaecology; clinical managers; midwives; public health professionals; paediatric pathologists and specialist trainees.

For the full press release click here.