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Coroners could investigate stillbirths, say ministers

Coroners in England and Wales may be given new powers to investigate stillbirths, so that each baby death is independently assessed.

he government is consulting on the move to help bereaved parents gain answers on what went wrong and why and to help prevent more baby deaths.

Nine babies are stillborn every day in the UK. That's one in every 225 births, although rates have been going down.

In many cases, doctors are unable to tell parents why their baby died.

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