Stillbirth describes the death of a baby before birth, after 24 weeks of pregnancy. In the UK approximately 1 in 200 babies is stillborn, one of the highest rates in high-income countries, and this statistic has not significantly reduced in over two decades. Stillbirth has an enormous impact, affecting in excess of 3,500 parents annually, and has enduring medical, psychological and social effects.

577 people took part in the initial survey, giving the PSP 1,275 questions.  Responses came from many sources including parents, obstetricians, midwives and charity workers.

See news from this PSP: July 2016.

The Stillbirth PSP Top 10 was published in April 2015.

Key documents

Stillbirth PSP Protocol