Fetal Infant Mortality Review
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When parents lose a baby due to stillbirth, miscarriage, or sudden unexplained infant death, it’s devastating. Our Fetal Infant Mortality Review Program (FIMR) works with health care providers to support grieving families while also gathering data to better understand the cause of their loss.
Families who agree to enroll in FIMR receive a home visit/interview which includes questions about their pregnancy, prenatal care, delivery of their baby, and care in the hospital, as well as services they received and those they wished had been available. Medical records and the family interview are then analyzed by a Case Review Team to determine potential contributing factors to the loss and identify commonalities across other cases.
Using this information, a Community Action Team works to develop recommendations to improve care for pregnant women and children in order to reduce local fetal and infant mortality rates.