Jillian Cassidy (Umamanita, Organising Comm. Chair, Spain)

Jillian Cassidy (Umamanita, Organising Comm. Chair, Spain)

After the stillbirth of her first child Uma in 2007 she co-founded Umamanita with her partner Juan Castro. Umamanita was the first Stillbirth and Neonatal Death charity in Spain. Through the association she supports parents and works with health professionals to improve care. She is has been a board member of the International Stillbirth alliance since 2013.  Jillian has been giving talks and seminars since 2009 and has been giving specific bereavement training to nurses and midwives since 2011. Umamanita works towards the implementation of a stillbirth register in Spain, implementing national stillbirth guidelines, training health professional in bereavement care, promoting empiric research and forming parent support networks.