There is new guidance on how the NHS should care for premature babies with a low chance of survival.
Published by the Welsh Government, the guidelines set out what Health Boards should do to care for babies born alive before 24 weeks of gestation and how to support their families.
The Welsh Health Circular (WHC) was published in response to a concern from a mother who lost her son, Riley, who died at the age of 22 weeks and 4 days in December 2013.
Current professional guidance from the British Association of Perinatal Medicine (BAPM) do not state what the NHS should do to care for babies born alive before 24 weeks.
Over the past few years, Emma Jones has been working with the Welsh Government to develop additional guidance that promotes the 'highest quality, evidence-based and compassionate services' for mothers and babies.
The guidance states that where the birth of a baby will be premature, maternity teams should consult the on call neonatal or paediatric team to ensure that clinical assessments are undertaken.
Additionally, the family of the baby will be involved in the decision making about ongoing care. It found bereavement services are needed by many families, and every Health Board in Wales now has a bereavement midwife lead to promote best practice.
Emma Jones said:
The Chief Medical Officer for Wales and Medical Director of NHS Wales, Dr Frank Atherton said: