You Are Not Alone

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  • In 2009 there were 28,000 babies delivered stillborn.
  • On average 71 babies are stillborn every day in the United States.
  • 1 out of every 116 pregnancies is delivered stillborn.
  • Almost 50 percent of these deaths occur at or near full term and often seem to be otherwise healthy babies. The majority of stillbirths, 85 percent, occur before delivery.
  • In many states today there are no certificates of birth for stillbirths.
  • It is estimated that nearly two-thirds of all stillbirth deaths remain unexplained.
  • The average funeral cost is between $6,000 and $10,000
  • The foundation hopes to bring awareness to the subject of stillbirth. It is a true tragedy but families deserve to know that it is a risk that doesn’t discriminate between age, race, cultural, and class lines.