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Learn about the significance of your baby's movements and how to count them.

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​Resources in case of premature birth, stillbirth and perinatal loss


  • Baby's Breath (Canada)

  • Parents Orphelins (Quebec)

  • Pregnancy & Infant Loss (PAIL) Network (Ontario)

    • Booklets for families (in many languages, including French)

    • Booklet on milk production after a pregnancy or infant loss

  • Family-centred maternity and newborn care: National guidelines – Chapter 7: Loss and grief –

  • Canadian Premature Babies Foundation

  • Préma-Québec

  • Canadian Collaborative for Stillbirth Prevention

  • Centre of Research Excellence in Stillbirth (Australia)

  • International Stillbirth Alliance



Public Health Agency of Canada. Perinatal Health Indicators.

Franks Z, Nightingale R (2014). Decreased fetal movements: a practical approach in a primary care setting. Australian Family Physician 43(11):782-785.

Government of Scotland (2017). The Best Start: A Five-Year Forward Plan for Maternity and Neonatal Care in Scotland.

Heazell A (2012). Reduced Fetal Movements. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 12 (Suppl 1):A10

International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Report reveals global stillbirth rates. News Release 19 Jan 2016.

International Stillbirth Alliance (2017). Position Statement on Decreased Fetal Movements.

Love C. (August 2017). Reducing Perinatal Harm: Scotland’s Improvement Work. Presentation by the Scottish Government’s Senior Medical

Officer for Maternity and Women’s Health.

MBRRACE-UK. Mothers and Babies: Reducing Risk through Audits and Confidential Enquiries across the UK. Page Web.

National Health Service England (2019). Saving Babies’ Lives Version Two: A care bundle for reducing perinatal mortality.

National Services Scotland (2014). Scottish Perinatal and Infant Mortality and Morbidity Report.

Norman JE, Heazell AEP, Rodriguez A, et al. (2018) Awareness of fetal movements and care package to reduce fetal mortality (AFFIRM): a stepped wedge, cluster-randomised trial. The Lancet 392:1629.

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (2011). Reduced Fetal Movements (Green-top Guideline No.57).

Senate of Australia (2018). Select Committee on Stillbirth Research and Education Report.

Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (2023) No. 441-Antenatal Fetal Health Surveillance. JOGC 45(9):678-693

Statistics Canada. Live births and fetal deaths (stillbirths), by type of birth (single or multiple). Table 13-10-0428-01.

The Lancet Stillbirths Series (2016).

Tveit JV, Saastad E, Stray-Pedersen B, et al. (2009) Reduction of late stillbirth with the introduction of fetal movement information and guidelines – a clinical quality improvement. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 9:32.

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