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A 32-year-old female asked:

I had a stillbirth at full term...in your field how often does this happen and what are the chances of it repeating? no cause was found.

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
About 1 in 1000: The risk for fetal demise is about 1 in 1000 at 39 to 40 weeks. The chance for a recurrence is about twice as high.
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