Every day in Australia...
6 babies are stillborn,
3 babies die within the first 12 months of birth,
A miscarriage occurs every 3.5 minutes.
The statistics show approximately 1 in 4 pregnancies will end in loss. Baby loss is not discriminatory and can happen to any parent who wishes to expand their family unit. Approximately 150,000 parents may need support every year during the most devastating time of their lives.
Below is an excerpt taken from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare's document called Australia's mothers and babies 2014 - in brief documenting the number of, and rates of, stillbirth (fetal death) and neonatal deaths (death within first 28 days of birth) in 2014.
Below is an excerpt from the Australian Bureau of Statistics - 3302.0 - Deaths, Australia, 2014, showing the number of infant deaths in 2004, 2013 and 2014 (death within first 12 months of birth and not including stillbirth) .