How come people don’t talk about stillbirths?

This month BBC Magazine reported that revealed that nine babies are stillborn every day in the UK. The story followed Emma, mother of 3 as she shared her struggles of coping with the loss of her second born, Mary. Since her daughter’s death, she was on a mission to finding out more about why her child was stillborn, plus why there is such a silence around the topic. In the U.S. there are about 24,000 a year.

Perhaps the biggest problem surrounding the issue is the fact no-one really talks about it.

– Emma Beck

Although those numbers aren’t as large as they were 30 years ago, there’s still some taboo around the subject. Beck’s passion for finding out what happened to Mary led her to create the documentary We Need to Talk About Stillbirth. She talks about the risks women take during pregnancy and how to take preventative action with your prenatal care. Read on for the full feature in BBC Magazine.

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