Stillbirth in Australia 3: Addressing stillbirth inequities in Australia: Steps towards a better future

Alice R. Rumbold, Jane Yelland, Deanna Stuart-Butler, Madeline Forbes, Clemence Due, Frances M. Boyle, Philippa Middleton

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Abstract

Persistent disparities in stillbirth risk and care are present in Australia. Eliminating these disparities is possible with a commitment to enhancing and scaling up models of culturally safe maternity care shown to be effective for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and those of migrant and refugee backgrounds. Campaigns to improve public awareness of stillbirth also play an important role in reducing stillbirth risk and consequences. To achieve reach and impact in communities at risk, messaging needs to be framed around the social and cultural context of women's lives. Here we describe important initiatives underway within the Stillbirth Centre of Research Excellence to develop a coordinated national approach to stillbirth prevention and care in communities that bear a disproportionate burden of stillbirth.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)520-525
Number of pages6
JournalWomen and Birth
Volume33
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2020
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Indigenous
  • Maternal health services
  • Migrant
  • Refugee
  • Stillbirth

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