Mothers and Babies: Reducing Risk through Audits and Confidential Enquiries across the UK (MBRRACE-UK) -
This report finds that there has been slight fall in the rates of stillbirths and neonatal deaths in the UK compared with rates in 2013 which continues the downward trend in rates from 2003 onwards. However, the overall trend masks variations in rates across the UK. The effect of gestational age on perinatal mortality rates was also explored in more detail in this report. This shows that around two thirds of stillbirths and neonatal deaths were of babies born preterm indicating that initiatives to reduce stillbirth and neonatal deaths must include a focus on reducing preterm birth as well as ensuring high quality care for women whose pregnancies reach full term.