A grant from the New Jersey Department of Health was awarded to Central Jersey Family Health Consortium (CJFHC) and its three collaborating partners, Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey (PMCH), Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative (SNJPC), and Debbie Haine Vijayvergiya, stillbirth advocate and co-founder of The 2 Degrees Foundation, to develop a statewide stillbirth awareness campaign. In recognition of the fact that all pregnancies carry some risk for stillbirth, the title of the campaign Stillbirth: Can Happen to Any Pregnancy was established.The Stillbirth Problem
Four perinatal loss expert nurses and Ms. Haine Vijayvergiya created the content for this website and consulted with marketing experts on the creation of radio and television public service announcements, town halls throughout New Jersey, and print materials. It is our sincere hope that this information will:
The ultimate goal of this campaign is to reduce the number of families experiencing stillbirth. If you are a parent that has been affected by stillbirth, please accept our heartfelt condolences and wishes for peace as you navigate the future without your precious baby.
Lastly, we decided that it was critical to include the voices of parents that have experienced stillbirth. The Family Advisory Board consists of two mothers and four couples that graciously agreed to review website content and share their stories of loss with you. We thank them for their contributions and for helping us to further understand what it is like to lose a much-loved baby.
Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, Union, and Warren
Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, and Somerset
Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem
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The authors acknowledge that parents relate to a spectrum of diverse gender identities and that birthing people may not identify as women or mothers. In addition, the term “parents” may not accurately reflect each family’s unique identity. Attempts were made to use gender-inclusive and inclusive parenting language in the materials found on this website. In some instances, however, in an effort to be succinct, terms like “mother” (and related pronouns “she” and “her”) have been used.