“... if I don’t have proper data, records, autopsy findings, genetics, the background information of why a fully formed baby died suddenly, how do I even begin improving things as a scientist?” — Dr. Lucky Jain, co-chair, Stillbirth Working Group, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Council



The National Institutes of Health released a bleak assessment of the country’s progress in understanding and preventing stillbirths, calling the rate “unacceptably high” and issuing a series of recommendations to reduce it through research and prevention.