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Friday 8 December 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Stillbirth

This year
Births and deaths set to be registered online for the first time
As part of the Bill, the Register of Stillbirths will also be expanded.
All time
Conceiving within a year of stillbirth does not increase risks for next pregnancy, new study finds
The study used data from 14,500 births.
About one in three stillbirths occur before 28 weeks but are not officially recognised
“To a mother or father, a second trimester stillbirth is no less tragic than a stillbirth at 28 weeks.”
Teenager pregnant from rape jailed for murder after stillbirth in El Salvador
Evelyn Beatriz Hernandez Cruz faces a 30-year sentence.
Good news: 'Seánie bear' has been reunited with his owner
Marie Melody left a bag containing the bear in the boot of a taxi on Monday after the mini-marathon.
Urgent need for bereavement training for chaplains in maternity hospitals
The UCC report states the care provided to families following the death of a baby influences their grief journey and plays a key part in their overall recovery.
Study highlights lack of training for doctors in supporting parents after stillbirth
Many described the experience as one of the most difficult parts of their job.
Ireland retains highest birth rate of any EU country
An ESRI study shows a larger proportion of the Irish population having children than any other EU member state.
Birth rate falls, but Irish women remain Europe's most fertile
The average Irish woman will have 2.06 children in her childbearing years – more than anyone else in the European Union.
One in eight pregnancies described as a crisis - study
A new survey shows that crisis pregnancy is a growing issue for Irish women – and men.