The 11th report of the Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee (the PMMRC) provides information about deaths of babies and mothers in New Zealand in 2015.  Sadly, sometimes a baby or a mother dies during pregnancy or shortly after birth. In New Zealand the risk of death for babies or mothers is quite low. If your baby has died, we hope that this information helps you to understand that you are not alone. The PMMRC believes that every baby’s life, no matter how short, should be investigated to try and understand why a baby or mother died. The PMMRC has been investigating the deaths of babies and mothers since 2006 to see if anything has changed over this time, click here to read more.