Scotland – 20% drop in stillbirth in 4 years [iv]
- This came after introduction to “Saving Babies Lives” program now adopted across the board in UK by NHS [v]
The Netherlands – greater than a 30% reduction in stillbirth in 5 years
- The country has experienced a 6.8% reduction in stillbirths per annum since 2010. [vi]
- The Netherlands adopted a “Count with Me” program which has aided this reduction and seen a continuation of reduced stillbirth rates [vii]
New Zealand – 30% drop in unexplained late term stillbirth (37-40 weeks) in 3 years [i]
- This drop coincidences with midwives in NZ introducing sleep position advice to pregnant women during pregnancy [ii]
- Three epidemiological studies [iii] have shown that when the pregnant mother sleeps on her back that this increases the risk of stillbirth. A follow up study in NZ, currently undergoing peer review, confirms the finding of these earlier studies.