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Stillbirths: ''I'm still waiting for counselling'

An "unacceptably" high number of stillborn babies in Wales could be reduced through a series of small changes in care, an assembly committee says.

Around 180 babies are stillborn each year - a figure AMs said is too high given medical advances.

They say 60 babies' lives a year could be saved if procedures are tightened.

Gemma Nelson, from Cardiff, discovered she was pregnant with her son in January 2011 and was given anti-natal care at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff.

She went into labour 32 weeks into her pregnancy, knowing her son Noah would be stillborn.

He had died inside the womb due to a heart condition.

She described on BBC Good Morning Wales what happened to her.

Stillbirth rate 'unacceptably high'

  • 27 Feb 2013
  • From the section Wales