Buy the "Stillbirth - An Introduction for Midwives and HCPs" boxset
In the UK, 1 in every 225 babies will be stillborn – around 3,200 stillbirths every year. It’s an experience that never leaves a parent.
This June, in support of Sands Awareness Month, MATFLIX is donating £5 from every purchase of this boxset to Sands, the stillbirth & neonatal death charity.
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"In the UK, 1 in every 225 babies will be stillborn – around 3,200 stillbirths every year. It’s an experience that never leaves a parent."
Dr Jenny Hall, Boxset curator, MATFLIX
Two of the presentations in this curated boxset were given by speakers who have lost children to stillbirth themselves – you will hear them speak movingly on the impact it had on their lives. A stillbirth can feel like a seismic event for the people involved, so healthcare professionals have a responsibility to reduce the risk of its occurrence as much as they can and to provide support, kindness and choices to the parents of stillborn babies.
How the professionals respond and support the parent is critical, especially when they may share the sense of loss and shock.
This boxset of presentations is for professionals to help them reflect on their practice and anticipate the challenges they will face and how to deal with them.
The boxset is made up of the following talks by maternity experts:
Stillbirth Death by another name | David Monteith, Founder, Grace in Action
Preventing Stillbirths A National Campaign | Professor Jason Gardosi MD FRCSED FRCOG, Director of the Perinatal Institute in Birmingham, UK
Documenting a family’s experience of baby bereavement | Rachel Hayden, Consultant, Gifts of Remembrance
Reviewing trends and themes of stillbirths locally | Laura Bassett, Risk Manager, Cardiff & Vale Health Board
Empowering women with safer pregnancy information reduces stillbirth | Heidi Eldridge
The videos all originate at one of the excellent Maternity and Midwifery Forum festivals that have been commissioned by Sue MacDonald (Co-editor, Mayes Midwifery Textbook for Midwives). This boxsets has been curated by Dr Jenny Hall.
This learning module can be used towards CPD for revalidation with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) in the UK, and equivalent bodies in other jurisdictions.