Volume 9 Supplement 1

Stillbirths - the global picture and evidence-based solutions

Systematic reviews

Edited by Zulfiqar A Bhutta, Gary L Darmstadt, Joy E Lawn. Guest review editor: Robert L Goldenberg.

Review and publication were supported by the Saving Newborn Lives programme of Save the Children-US through a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

  1. Introduction

    Commentary: reducing the world's stillbirths

    One of the major success stories of modern obstetrics in high-income countries in the last 5 decades is the reduction of stillbirths from rates as high as 50 per 1000 births to about 5 per 1000 births today. F...

    Robert L Goldenberg, Elizabeth M McClure and José M Belizán

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2009 9(Suppl 1):S1

    Published on: 7 May 2009

  2. Review and methods overview

    3.2 million stillbirths: epidemiology and overview of the evidence review

    More than 3.2 million stillbirths occur globally each year, yet stillbirths are largely invisible in global data tracking, policy dialogue and programme implementation. This mismatch of burden to action is due...

    Joy E Lawn, Mohammad Yawar Yakoob, Rachel A Haws, Tanya Soomro, Gary L Darmstadt and Zulfiqar A Bhutta

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2009 9(Suppl 1):S2

    Published on: 7 May 2009

  3. Review of interventions

    Reducing stillbirths: behavioural and nutritional interventions before and during pregnancy

    The vast majority of global stillbirths occur in low- and middle-income countries, and in many settings, the majority of stillbirths occur antenatally, prior to the onset of labour. Poor nutritional status, la...

    Mohammad Yawar Yakoob, Esme V Menezes, Tanya Soomro, Rachel A Haws, Gary L Darmstadt and Zulfiqar A Bhutta

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2009 9(Suppl 1):S3

    Published on: 7 May 2009

  4. Review of interventions

    Reducing stillbirths: prevention and management of medical disorders and infections during pregnancy

    An estimated two-thirds of the world's 3.2 million stillbirths occur antenatally, prior to labour, and are often overlooked in policy and programs. Poorly recognised, untreated or inadequately treated maternal...

    Esme V Menezes, Mohammad Yawar Yakoob, Tanya Soomro, Rachel A Haws, Gary L Darmstadt and Zulfiqar A Bhutta

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2009 9(Suppl 1):S4

    Published on: 7 May 2009

  5. Review of interventions

    Reducing stillbirths: screening and monitoring during pregnancy and labour

    Screening and monitoring in pregnancy are strategies used by healthcare providers to identify high-risk pregnancies so that they can provide more targeted and appropriate treatment and follow-up care, and to m...

    Rachel A Haws, Mohammad Yawar Yakoob, Tanya Soomro, Esme V Menezes, Gary L Darmstadt and Zulfiqar A Bhutta

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2009 9(Suppl 1):S5

    Published on: 7 May 2009

  6. Review of interventions

    Reducing stillbirths: interventions during labour

    Approximately one million stillbirths occur annually during labour; most of these stillbirths occur in low and middle-income countries and are associated with absent, inadequate, or delayed obstetric care. The...

    Gary L Darmstadt, Mohammad Yawar Yakoob, Rachel A Haws, Esme V Menezes, Tanya Soomro and Zulfiqar A Bhutta

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2009 9(Suppl 1):S6

    Published on: 7 May 2009

  7. Review of strategies

    Delivering interventions to reduce the global burden of stillbirths: improving service supply and community demand

    Although a number of antenatal and intrapartum interventions have shown some evidence of impact on stillbirth incidence, much confusion surrounds ideal strategies for delivering these interventions within heal...

    Zulfiqar A Bhutta, Gary L Darmstadt, Rachel A Haws, Mohammad Yawar Yakoob and Joy E Lawn

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2009 9(Suppl 1):S7

    Published on: 7 May 2009