The STELLAR program of research aims to reduce Stillbirth by:
- Teaching health professionals (especially midwives) about modifiable risk factors for stillbirth to enable them to discuss these with pregnant women
Investigating the epidemiology of stillbirth including conducting case control studies to further explore risk and identify novel risk factors
Exploring appropriate loss care and support, both when a baby dies and beyond, including the subsequent pregnancy
Learning how to best communicate with health care professionals about pregnancy loss and modifiable risk factors for stillbirth.
Raising awareness of stillbirth prevention in the general community by alerting both the pregnant woman and her maternity care provider about potential warning signs and appropriate response to those signs
Identifying modifiable risk factors for stillbirth.