It’s not widely and openly discussed, but it happens to many Canadian women.
More than 30% of women will experience a stillbirth in their lifetime. A shocking 37,000 parents will lose their unborn child each year in Ontario.
Many of those parents that have gone through the experience point out that when it does happen, there isn’t a lot of support offered by the medical community to help them through the traumatizing experience.
Eglinton-Lawrence MPP Mike Colle wants to change that. as reported HERE by the National Post, he tabled a bill at Queen’s Park Tuesday that would increase funding for research into the causes of stillbirths and pregnancy loss, improve access to counselling, and provide more programs for those with high-risk pregnancies.
His fellow Liberal MPPs and those with the PC and NDP parties support the bill as well.
Some mothers have been told by doctors and nurses that “you’re young, don’t worry, you’ll have another one.”
Many women report that after visiting a hospital to deal with a stillbirth, they leave empty-handed. They aren’t provided with any information on how to deal with the loss, or who to turn to for answers to their many questions.