What is the army all about?
StillAware have produced a document calling for “change to stop preventable stillbirth” which was recently sent to each health Minister. We are going to meet in a silent rally on the 6th of each month until the 3 actions we are calling for have been addressed. The three actions are :
1. Mandated policy
2. Coronial Jurisdiction
3. Access to information for all...
- The mandated policy requested is that maternity health care providers are required to undertake mandated professional development in ways to prevent stillbirth and that they be required to have discussions throughout pregnancy to inform pregnant women in their care about how to reduce their risk.
- We are asking for coronial jurisdiction to be extended to include stillbirth so that maternity care-providers are held accountable and the public can be assured that when a preventable stillbirth occurs that it has been properly investigated and recommendations made to prevent such deaths from occurring in the future.
- Finally we are asking for funds to raise public awareness. Currently there is silence and taboo around the word stillbirth (the reason why we stood silently today) But we need to break that silence and really the only way to do that is to make the public aware that 6 babies die each and every day and that that is simply NOT OK.