Not all stillbirths are preventable but some are. There are three important things you can do to help reduce the risk of stillbirth.

  • Go to sleep on your side after 28 weeks of pregnancy
  • Be aware of your baby’s movements, and contact your maternity care professional immediately if movements change.
  • If you smoke, stop. And avoid being around other people’s cigarette smoke.

Stillbirth happens to 1 in every 137 pregnancies in Australia. By keeping these three things in mind, and doing your best to stick to them, you can greatly reduce the risk to your baby.