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The #SenateInquiryStillbirth is now getting underway in Parliament House. We will begin, as we often do, with bereaved parents giving evidence. I’m always in awe of their courage. #6babiesaday
We are beginning with the parents of Patrick, Evelyn, Hope, and Grace & Matilda. #6babiesaday #SenateInquiryStillbirth
Not all companies provide paid parental leave for stillbirth (the public system does), #SenateInquiryStillbirth hears - once again - from the parents
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The #SenateStillbirthInquiry is back on for the afternoon session. First up is @MCN_Advocates - very startling statistics about the significant difference in pregnancy outcomes - that is, a healthy, alive baby or not - between rural & regional areas and urban centres.
Absolutely fascinating presentation at #SenateInquiryStillbirth from Dr Dianne Payton, from Royal College of Pathologists, about perinatal pathology and autopsies/investigations of stillbirth
In short, Aus doesn’t value perinatal pathology, we don’t fund it, it is often at the bottom of the priority list, we don’t train enough people to do it, and we have very low rates of autopsy for #stillbirth - and yet it is so crucial to understanding causes & prevention.
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#SenateStillbirthInquiry hearings are underway in Brisbane now. We are starting by hearing from the bereaved parents of babies Annabelle, Elliott, Sandy and Leilani. #6babiesaday
Once more, #SenateStillbirthInquiry hearing from bereaved parents who were never given antenatal information about stillbirth, its prevalence, the risks, prevention, and the gaps (and in some cases, horrible examples) in care afterwards. We have to do better. #6babiesaday
Now we are hearing from the @CREStillbirth - ‘Stillbirth is a hidden loss, and that compounds our ability to prevent it’
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