Call for action over stillbirth rate

More could - and should - be done to reduce the rate of stillbirths in Wales, according to the National Assembly's Health and Social Care committee. The Welsh Government says it is working with the NHS to reduce the stillbirth rate.

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Neonatologist: 'Some babies are dying unnecessarily'

Professor Sailesh Kotecha is a Neonatologist at Cardiff University and believes more research is needed into stillbirths.

He told ITV Wales: "The rate of stillbirths in Wales is somewhere between 4.5 - 5 per thousand births. That means some 170 babies are dying unnecessarily in many cases.

"We can do better. If you look at the rates of stillbirth in Sweden and other Scandinavian countries, it's half of what we have here in Wales and the rest of the UK."

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