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A stillbirth is the death or loss of a baby before or during delivery. Both miscarriage and stillbirth describe pregnancy loss, but they differ according to when the loss occurs. In the United States, a miscarriage is usually defined as loss of a baby before the 20th week of pregnancy, and a stillbirth is loss of a baby after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
Stillbirth affects about 1 in 100 pregnancies, and each year about 24,000 babies are stillborn in the United States.1 That is about the same number of babies that die during the first year of life and it is more than 10 times as many deaths as the number that occur from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
Books (list provided by Noelle Beutler from Sapphire Sea)
Tear Soup by Pat Schwiebert
I will Carry You by Angie Smith
Empty Arms by Pam Vredevelt
Surviving the Loss of a Child by Elizabeth Brown
Through the Eyes of a Lion by Levi Lusco
Grieving the Child I never Knew by Kathe Wunnenberg
Still by Stephanie Paige Cole
Empty Cradle, Broken Heart: Surviving the Death of Your Baby by Deborah Davis
The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel Van der Kolk, MD
The Rabbit Listened By Cori Doerrfeld
Honoring Angel Babies
Water Bugs and Dragon Flies (explaining death to your children)
Invisible String by Patrice Karst
Wish by Mathew Cordell
My Yellow Balloon by Tiffany Papageorge
Someone Came Before You by Pat Schweibert