Babies per day are stillborn in Australia
Despite enormous technological and medical advances, the rate of stillborn babies has not declined in twenty years
For every one baby that dies of SIDS, 35 are stillborn
Forty percent of stillbirth cases, no cause of death is identified
The Stillbirth Foundation Australia is the only Australian charity dedicated to stillbirth research, and are 100% community funded. Despite medical and scientific advances, the rate of stillborn babies is not declining nor well understood – a situation that urgently needs to be adressed. Since their foundation in 2005, the Stillbirth Foundation has allocated over $1million to funding the most rigorously designed studies aimed at finding a means of preventing stillbirth and supporting the families of stillborn babies.
It is recognised nationally as a leading voice on stillbirth and represents the voices of thousands of Australian families who have been touched by stillbirth. They aim to significantly reduce the incidence of stillbirth through research, education and advocacy.
Still Aware are committed to raising awareness of the very real statistics of stillbirth in Australia and working to end preventable stillbirth. They educate clinicians, mothers and families about stillbirth prevention; encourage and support dialogue around the realities of loss, in order to break the silence and taboo surrounding stillbirth; provide funding for stillbirth research and actively lobby for stillbirth to be listed and remain on the policy agenda at a national level. They continue to work with key researchers in the field to gather and report data of care provisions already offered internationally, but which are not offered to Australian patients.
Still Aware is the only not-for-profit organization in Australia dedicated to raising awareness of stillbirth. At Still Aware every dollar donated goes directly to funding awareness and education to bring about change.