This month, Williamsons are raising awareness of SANDS campaign #FindingYourWay2019. There are 4.6 stillbirths in every 1000 births and 2.7 neonatal deaths per 1000 live births, based on data published by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) in 2015.
The loss of a baby at any stage, whether it is early miscarriage, late miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal can be devastating not only to the bereaved parents but also their families. For those who suffer multiple miscarriages, there is a tendency to feel there is “something wrong” with you and you dare not hope or dream in case it happens again. But miracles can happen.
Professor Siobhan Quenby and her team at the University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire’s Biomedical Research Unit have helped a couple who suffered 13 miscarriages, eleven in the first trimester and two at 17 and 20 weeks, have a healthy baby girl after it was discovered the mother had Antiphospholipid Syndrome, also known as sticky blood, and Chronic Histiocytic Intervillositis (CHI) which causes the body to fight pregnancy.
Steroids were used to suppress the mother’s immune system to allow the pregnancy to progress beyond 24 weeks, when babies have a higher chance of surviving as well as medication to stop the mother’s blood clotting.
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