To ask you all to sign this petition (Warning: re baby loss)

(7 Posts)

My lovely friends lost their much wanted baby boy at almost 34 weeks recently due to a placental abruption caused by a blood clot. His death, like up to a third of stillbirths, could potentially have been prevented.

The stillbirth rate in the uk hasn't improved since the 90's, and is one of the worst in the western world. Please sign the petition linked below so we can try and get this addressed.

My friends are heartbroken, and we as their friends are in pieces for them. I only hope I never experience this first hand, as helping them through it has been one of the hardest things I've done.

If this petition passes, and saves other families this pain, it would be amazing.

Link to petition

Pinupgirl Thu 14-Nov-13 20:02:59

Done. I have suffered stillbirths myself and wouldn't want any one to have to go through it.

MrsPatrickDempsey Thu 14-Nov-13 20:07:17

I have signed the petition and send my heart felt condolences.

Abruptions, however, can rarely be prevented and are not caused by blood clots. Just wanted to clarify this.

DreamingOfTheMaldives Thu 14-Nov-13 20:10:23

Signed.

I've experienced a miscarriage which was incredibly painful and can't begin to imagine how painful a still birth is. My condolences to your friends

EvilEvilme Thu 14-Nov-13 20:34:34

Signed. I had a stillborn son in July 2001. His death was completely preventable.

mrspatrick Her consultant has stated the abruption (a silent one) was caused by a massive bloodclot. It caused the placenta to detach prematurely.

Bloodybridget Thu 06-Mar-14 09:41:52

I'm adding to this thread because someone in my family also tragically lost her first baby at term last year and is involved in the group that started the petition. They are trying to keep momentum going to ensure the House of Commons debate takes place and also say "we are now aware that the Office of National Statistics are no longer planning to publish the statistics regarding stillbirth and neonatal death in a bid to cut costs. The UK is in no position to be unaware of its baby loss statistics and if there is a significant deterioration in the already poor numbers who will know..... We are now also fighting for this to be reinstated."
Here is the link to the petition.

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