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  From Hurt to Healing: Dealing with the Loss of a Baby - March of Dimes
A stillbirth is the death of a baby in the womb after the 20th week of pregnancy.
Stillbirths occur in about 1 in 200 pregnancies.
A stillbirth is a tragic and heartbreaking experience.
www.marchofdimes.com /pnhec/188_1121.asp   (311 words)

  Stillbirth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A stillbirth occurs when a fetus, of mid-second trimester to full term gestational age, which has died in the womb or during labour or delivery, exits the maternal body.
The Stillbirth Definition Act (1992) requires that any ‘child’ expelled or issued forth from its mother after the 24th week of pregnancy that did not breathe or show any other signs of life be registered as a stillbirth.
One of the foremost authorities on the causes of stillbirth and responsible for many stillbirth evaluation protocols, including the widespread use of the Kleihauer-Betke test in deciding whether Rh disease is to blame for a stillbirth.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Stillbirth   (1239 words)

 GHI Your Health: Stillbirth Basics
Stillbirth is the delivery of a dead baby after the 20th week of pregnancy and birth.
Because many stillbirths occur in what appear to be normal pregnancies, the parents-to-be are rarely prepared for this devastating outcome.
Most women who have a stillbirth will be able to have a healthy baby in their next pregnancy.
www.ghi.com /yourhealth/encyclopedia/articles/stillbirth_basics.html   (442 words)

 Stillbirth Remembrance Day - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Other provinces have been slow to proclaim a day of remembrance of the stillborn; particularly in the prairie provinces, this is likely due to the fact that stillbirths are relatively rare, due to the low overall populations of these provinces.
In this way, the special case of a stillbirth, the cause of which is quite often unknown, is differentiated from infant losses that have more specifically understood causes.
Protocol to be followed in registering a stillbirth and obtaining a stillbirth certificate in East Sussex County, UK.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Stillbirth_Remembrance_Day   (704 words)

 Seasons India :: Stillbirth
Stillbirth is the delivery of a dead baby between the 20th week of pregnancy and birth.
Hence it is advisable that you be aware of the complications, causes of stillbirth and the kinds of decisions and choices that parents are going to have to make.
While stillbirth is very traumatic emotionally, most women have a healthy baby in their next pregnancy.
www.seasonsindia.com /pregnancy/stillbirth_sea.htm   (565 words)

A stillbirth is defined as the death of a fetus at any time after the twentieth week of pregnancy.
With the exception of women with diabetes, women who have a stillbirth have as good a chance of carrying a future pregnancy to term as women who are pregnant for the first time.
The risk of stillbirth can be lowered to some extent by good prenatal care and the mother's avoidance of exposure to infectious diseases, smoking, alcohol abuse, or drug consumption.
www.healthatoz.com /healthatoz/Atoz/ency/stillbirth.jsp   (784 words)

 Article - Stillbirth endures as mystery to doctors (Canadian News)
Stillbirth endures as mystery to doctors 12 times as common as SIDS yet money for research is scant Brad Evenson National Post Thursday, November 13, 2003 OTTAWA - Kyra would be six years old today.
In a minority of cases, stillbirths are caused by defects and chromosome damage.
Although Dr. Spong, a high-risk obstetrician, had seen stillbirths in her practice, she was shocked by the sheer scale of the problem when she saw the statistics.
www.missingangelsbill.org /news/20031113.html   (2178 words)

 Stillbirth Information on Healthline
A stillbirth is defined as the death of a fetus at any time after the 20th week of pregnancy.
Stillbirth is also referred to as intrauterine fetal death (IUFD).
A pregnancy that ends before the twentieth week is called a miscarriage rather than a stillbirth, even though the death of the fetus is a common cause of mis-carriage.
www.healthline.com /galecontent/stillbirth   (859 words)

 stillbirth - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Stillbirth, delivery of a dead fetus after gestation period of 24 weeks.
Fetal death earlier in pregnancy is known as miscarriage.
In 1941, 2,513,427 births and 1,397,642 deaths were reported to the Bureau of the Census for the United States, an increase of 153,028 births and a decrease of 19,627 deaths, as compared with the corresponding figures for the preceding year.
ca.encarta.msn.com /stillbirth.html   (136 words)

Stillbirth is a term used by doctors and midwives to describe death of a baby before birth.
Stillbirth is different to miscarriage - miscarriage is the term used for loss of a baby in the first 5 months of pregnancy.
When stillbirth has occurred, some maternity units and doctors will prescribe antibiotics during labour to reduce the risk of infection, but every woman is different and you should discuss this.
www.stillbirthsupport.org /index.htm   (908 words)

 Stillbirth Information, Causes, Resources and Support
Stillbirth occurs in families of all races, religions, and income levels.
Identifiable causes of stillbirth generally fall into one of three different categories: birth defects in the baby, problems with the placenta or umbilical cord, or maternal illnesses or conditions which may sometimes affect pregnancy.
Although such feelings are surprising to some, the stillbirth of a baby is a great loss, as great as that of an older child or any loved one.
www.empty-cradles.com /stillbirth.htm   (929 words)

 Pregnancy Help and Information: Stillbirth   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Stillbirth refers to the death of a fetus anytime after the 20th week of pregnancy.
While diagnosing a stillbirth is not a pleasant thing to do, it is necessary if your baby has stopped moving or if you are experiencing continued vaginal bleeding.
The likelihood of a recurrent stillbirth depends upon the cause of your initial stillbirth.
www.epigee.org /pregnancy/stillbirth.html   (858 words)

 Stillbirth definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Stillbirth: The tragic birth of a dead baby, the delivery of a fetus that has died before birth.
The word "stillbirth" is a fusion of "still" in the now-obsolete sense of "dead" and "birth" = dead birth.
The distinction between a stillbirth and a miscarriage is arbitrary.
www.medterms.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=19817   (134 words)

 Robyn's Nest - The Parenting Network - Stillbirth
When the cause of a stillbirth is known, health care providers are better able to counsel the couple about the risk of stillbirth occurring again in another pregnancy.
However, if the stillbirth is due to a chronic maternal illness (such as systemic lupus erythematosus or high blood pressure) or if the stillbirth is due to a genetic disorder, the couple may face a higher risk of recurrence.
Rh disease (an incompatibility between the blood of mother and baby), which until the 1960s was an important cause of stillbirth, can now usually be prevented (by giving an Rh-negative woman an injection of immune globulin at 28 weeks of pregnancy, and again after the birth of an Rh-positive baby).
www.robynsnest.com /stillbirth.htm   (1348 words)

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Stillbirth is an often-unforeseen event when a baby is not alive when it is born.
Stillbirth is now defined as any baby born with no signs of life after 24 weeks of pregnancy.
The number of stillbirths has fallen steadily during the last 60 years in which figures have been obtained, but around 3,500 babies are stillborn in the UK each year.
www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk /articles/article.aspx?articleId=347   (89 words)

 Miscarriage and Stillbirth Research — Learn more about these natural causes for a loss of pregnancy at MedicineNet.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Stillbirth is the term health care providers use to describe the loss of a pregnancy after the 20th week of pregnancy, due to natural causes.
Stillbirth can occur before delivery, or as a result of complications during labor and delivery.
In some cases of stillbirth, the mother may notice a decrease in the movement or kicking of the fetus.
www.medicinenet.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=40784   (953 words)

Stillbirth is a common term for death of a baby while still in the uterus.
Treatment of stillbirth depends on many factors such as the number of weeks gestation, the size of the fetus, and how long since the fetal heartbeat stopped.
Counseling is important for all parents with a stillbirth to help them understand their feelings and begin the work of grieving.
www.healthsystem.virginia.edu /uvahealth/peds_hrpregnant/still.cfm   (505 words)

 Premature Birth Raises Future Stillbirth Risk
But the risk of stillbirth during the second pregnancy was greatest among women who gave birth prematurely during their first pregnancy.
The study showed the risk of stillbirth for women whose first infant was stillborn was 2.5 greater compared with women whose first infant was not stillborn.
The overall rate of stillbirths ranged from 2.4 per 1,000 births among women whose first infant was born at term and was normal weight to 19 per 1,000 births among those whose first child was very premature and small for gestational age.
www.webmd.com /content/article/82/97243.htm?z=1728_00000_1000_nb_03   (409 words)

 ISA: Research   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Both for the ultimate goal of stillbirth prevention, as well as to provide better care for those affected, ISA sees a need for a wide range of research.
Despite the world’s 4.5 million stillbirths each year, stillbirth is not a common outcome of a pregnancy in developed countries, and not a frequent event in most delivery units and research institutions.
Even parents-to-be that have never endured stillbirth might fear the possibility, but parents that have been affected are evermore vulnerable in subsequent pregnancies.
www.stillbirthalliance.org /research.cfm   (402 words)

 Miscarriage and Pregnancy Loss: Stillbirth   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A stillbirth is the loss of a fetus after the 20th week of development, while a miscarriage refers to a loss before the 20th week.
Stillbirths are much less common then miscarriages, occurring in only 1 out of every 200 pregnancies.
If you are experiencing signs or symptoms of a stillbirth, it is important to see your health care provider right away.
sharedjourney.com /loss/stillbirth.html   (924 words)

Usually a stillbirth cannot be prevented, and often occurs because the baby’s development was not normal.
If the stillbirth was caused by a malformation or umbilical cord problem, the chances of recurrence in a subsequent pregnancy are minimal.
On average, the chance that a woman’s next pregnancy will result in stillbirth is about 3 percent, which means the majority of post-stillbirth pregnancies result in healthy births.
www.clevelandclinic.org /health/health-info/docs/2900/2949.asp?index=9685   (1235 words)

 RTI Selected as Data Center for New Stillbirth Initiative - RTI International
The Stillbirth Research Collaborative Network grew out of the March 2001 NICHD workshop, Setting a Research Agenda for Stillbirth, which brought experts from the U.S. and several other countries together to address the serious, but under-studied, problem of stillbirth.
To date, it has been difficult to collect information on stillbirths because the criteria for reporting them vary from state to state, and the issuance of fetal death certificates is not required.
The number of reported stillbirths is equal to that of all infant deaths combined.
www.rti.org /page.cfm?nav=596&objectid=CDF2A4C6-8AC0-48F2-99F0BE4ADB513C81   (504 words)

 Stillbirth Encyclopedia of Medicine - Find Articles
A pregnancy that ends before the 20th week is called a miscarriage rather than a stillbirth, even though the death of the fetus is a common cause of miscarriage.
After the 20th week, the unintended end of a pregnancy is called a stillbirth if the infant is dead at birth and premature delivery if it is born alive.
A blood test that can be done after the 16th week of pregnancy to evaluate the possibility of spina bifida and other birth defects in the fetus.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_g2601/is_0012/ai_2601001294   (712 words)

 Understanding the Loss of Stillbirth : American Pregnancy Association
According the National Stillbirth Society, stillbirth is defined as the intrauterine death and subsequent delivery of a developing infant that occurs beyond 20 completed weeks of gestation.
If you have had a stillbirth or are supporting someone through this difficult experience, you probably are in desperate need of knowing why this happened.
In fact, according to the March of Dimes, “over the past twenty years, stillbirths have declined by nearly 50 percent.” Today women with high-risk pregnancies are carefully monitored through routine ultrasounds and or fetal heart rate monitoring.
www.americanpregnancy.org /pregnancyloss/sbtryingtounderstand.html   (673 words)

 Calderdale Register Office: stillbirth registration   (Site not responding. Last check: )
If the father's details are not recorded in the stillbirth register, it may be possible for the stillbirth to be re-registered at a later date.
Although parents register the majority of stillbirths, sometimes neither the mother nor father are able to attend.
We realise that registering a stillbirth is distressing and we can arrange for a registrar to carry out the registration either at the hospital or the parents’ home, if that is the preferred option.
www.calderdale.gov.uk /community/register-office/stillbirth.html   (1117 words)

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