Stillbirth is the death of a baby before or during birth after 24 or more weeks of pregnancy.
Stillbirth is not a rare tragedy: in the UK in 2014, one in every 219 births was a stillbirth. This is around 10 babies a day.
It is often assumed that a baby who has died was born too soon or too sick to live. In fact only around 10% of stillbirths are caused by a fatal congenital abnormality.