'It is important for families to understand what went wrong': Researcher calls for national guidelines to investigate stillbirths after study finds most are 'unexplained'

Dr Hanna Reinebrant (pictured) from UQ's Centre of Research Excellence in Stillbirth is calling on the Australian Government to establish national guidelines for investigating stillbirths

Dr Hanna Reinebrant (pictured) from UQ's Centre of Research Excellence in Stillbirth is calling on the Australian Government to establish national guidelines for investigating stillbirths

Every year in Australia, thousands of parents suffer the loss of a stillborn baby. Yet, most are given no answers as to why their baby has died. 

Mater Research Institute-University of Queensland researchers undertook a global review of stillbirth reporting and classification, hoping to find ways to improve procedures.