Stillbirth labelled a 'national health crisis' as rates remain unchanged for more than 20 years


There have been renewed calls to educate pregnant women about what they can do to reduce the risk of stillbirth after new figures showed a slight increase in stillbirth rates across Australia.

Stillbirth Foundation Australia said the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics showed there were 1724 stillbirths in 2016 – a slight increase on the previous year's figures of 1718.