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What are the tests for stillbirth?

What are the tests for stillbirth?

Ultrasound: An ultrasound of the pregnancy is the most definitive. Lack of fetal cardiac activity confirms the diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Stephens
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Stillbirth (Definition)

A stillbirth is a condition in which fetal death occurs after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Most cases are due to unknown causes, but some possible causes include bacterial infection, genetic defects, recreational drug use by the mother, physical trauma, ...Read more


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How do couples cope with a stillbirth?

How do couples cope with a stillbirth?

It varies: If this has affected you, I am sorry for your loss. The death of a child before or after birth will strain the relationship in ways that do not make sense. Now is a time to work hard to reaffirm your love for one another. Ask your physician about support groups; there is no one-size-fits-all answer. ...Read more

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What are the chances of having consecutive stillbirths?

About 1 in 16: Roughly 1 in 4 pregnancies ends sadly. So one in 1/4v1/4=1/16. A medical school classmate's wife had 4 pregnancies end too early. They later had 4 healthy kids. ...Read more

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Can a woman have more than one stillbirth? Scared to try again.

Can a woman have more than one stillbirth? Scared to try again.

Stillbirth: The cause of the first stillbirth would help determine your recurrence risk. In general, there is a 3 - 5% risk of recurrence. Older women however have a greater chance of stillbirth. A consultation with an maternal fetal medicine specialist may help you estimate your recurrence risk and plan your next pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it wise to wait a year before trying again if you have a stillbirth?

Maybe: If your stillbirth occurred in the second half of pregnancy (greater than 20 weeks), your body needs time to recover from the physical and nutritional demands of pregnancy. Pregnancies in less than 6 months can be associated with a slightly higher risk for preterm delivery and growth restriction. Nutritionally, you should at least stay on prenatal vitamins or take supplemental folic acid. ...Read more

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My friend had a stillbirth, what tests are normally done to find out why?

Autopsy: The main test on the baby is an autopsy to look for birth defects or other causes for the death. The placenta is examined and cultures done. The mother may have tests for viruses and other infections, diabetes, thyroid or bleeding problems. Even with all these tests it's not unusual to not find an answer. ...Read more

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I had used strone200 at third trimestress.i had stillbirth.does it affect my baby.please reply?

Prescribed?: Progesterone can be used for a variety of reasons during pregnancy. Hopefully this medication was prescribed to you. It is important to ask the prescribing doctor why it is being given. It does not cause stillbirth. ...Read more