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Our Vision
Our Vision
Our vision is to reduce the devastating impact of stillbirth for women, families and the wider community through improving care to reduce the number of stillborn babies and to reduce the impact of this loss.
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People + Partners
Meet the network of people, organisations, and professional institutions driving research and program implementation across the Stillbirth CRE.
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Our Work
Explore some of the latest Stillbirth CRE research projects, scientific studies, and educational campaigns on stillbirth prevention and care after stillbirth.
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The Stillbirth CRE research program addresses priorities across four major program areas.

Our research focuses on developing novel methods to improve data capture and new discoveries for identification of the at-risk fetus that can be readily translated into clinical practice to reduce stillbirth and adverse newborn outcomes. We research novel approaches to ensuring best practice care after perinatal death and in subsequent pregnancy.

Our four program areas incorporate cross-cutting themes, including Indigenous health, clinical education, and community awareness

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Improving stillbirth data to drive change

This program area draws on existing and novel systems to gain comprehensive, timely data to improve knowledge of the causes of stillbirth and contributing factors in stillbirth.

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New approaches to stillbirth prevention

Novel tests to improve antenatal detection of women at increased risk of stillbirth are needed. Many of the unexplained stillbirths that occur in high-income countries may be due to problems with how the placenta develops and functions.

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Implementing prevention strategies

This program area focuses on research to enable informed decision-making in the care of women during pregnancy to avoid stillbirth and other adverse newborn outcomes. It includes expansion of the Safer Baby Bundle to include new research, wide-scale implementation across maternity services, and monitoring of unintended consequences.

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Implementing best practice in care after stillbirth and in subsequent pregnancies

This program area focuses on improving care around the time of stillbirth, and in subsequent pregnancies. The psychosocial impact on mothers and families and society is substantial, yet the care received by parents in Australia is highly variable.

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Equity and Diversity

The Stillbirth CRE is committed to ​reducing inequality in prevention and care after stillbirth in Australia and the wider Western Pacific region. A focus on reducing inequity is an urgent priority identified by the Stillbirth CRE and cuts across all of our research program areas, with a number of projects focused Indigenous, migrant and refugee, and regional and rural populations.

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