Statistics and Stories

Statistics

  • About 1 pregnancy in 100 at 20 weeks of pregnancy and later is affected by stillbirth (cdc.gov)

  • Each year about 24,000 babies are stillborn in the United States (cdc.gov)

  • 1 in 4 women will lose a baby during pregnancy, delivery, or infancy (starlegacyfoundation.org)

  • It is estimated that nearly 2/3 of all stillbirth deaths remain unexplained (starlegacyfoundation.org)

  • 3/4 of all newborn deaths occur in the first week of life (who.int)

  • Each year 3 million infants die within one week and almost 2 million on their first day of life (who.int)

  • Every year nearly 41% of all under-five child deaths are among newborn infants, babies in their first 28 days of life or the neonatal period (who.int)

  • A child’s risk of death in the first four weeks of life is nearly 15 times greater than any other time before his or her first birthday (who.int)

  • October is pregnancy and infant loss awareness month