Did You Know?
•Stillbirths occur in nearly one in 200
pregnancies every year.
•The causes of stillbirth include: placental
problems, birth defects, growth restrictions, bacterial infections,
umbilical cord accidents, trauma, maternal diabetes, and high blood
•Premature births occur in 8-10% of all
pregnancies in the US: it is one of the top causes of death in infants.
•SIDS is the leading cause of death of children 1
month to 1 year of
age. 5000-6000 deaths are attributed to SIDS every year.
•Birth defects account for 3% of all infant
deaths every year.
•27,864 infants die before their first birthday.
(facts collected from the American Pregnancy Association, the
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and www.empty-cradles.com)