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How long do you stay in the hospital after a stillbirth happens?

How long do you stay in the hospital after a stillbirth happens?

It depends: There are many reasons for stillbirth- -some are related to mother's medical illness which may require continuing treatment after the birth. Others are only related to baby-- these will require a shorter hospital stay for mom. ...Read more

Quickening (Definition)

Daily quickening refers to looking for approximately 10-12 kicks over about 10-12 hours. Quickening is when a pregnant woman first notices baby movements or baby kicks. First movements are felt during the second trimester, with first-time pregnant women feeling quickening later in the trimester, and the experienced women being able to feel quickening early in the trimester. A woman's doctor can tell her how many kicks per hour or per day she should feel from the baby (and when to call the doctor), at each stage of the latter ...Read more


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How long should I wait after stillbirth before trying to conceive?

How long should I wait after stillbirth before trying to conceive?

As long as you need.: Take some time to do some introspection and assure not irrational self guilt feelings are lingering. As soon as your mood permits, you can try to get pregnant again - keeping in mind that the minimum recommended interval between pregnancies is 18 months. ...Read more

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My cousin just had an 18 week stillbirth and now wants to try to get pregnant again. She has had 4 miscarriages in the last year. Is she ready?

My cousin just had an 18 week stillbirth and now wants to try to get pregnant again.  She has had 4 miscarriages in the last year.  Is she ready?

So sorry : ... That she has had to go through such a difficult year. Before trying again, it might be helpful to see a high risk doctor to try to find out why she's having so much trouble. Depending on the reason, there may be things she can do before she gets pregnant to help have a good outcome. ...Read more

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How long should one take before resuming on sex after stillbirth? Or when is it safe to start having sex after stillbirth?

How long should one take before resuming on sex after stillbirth? Or when is it safe to start having sex after stillbirth?

Sex after stillbirth: Some of this depends on how far along you were at the time of your loss. It's best to check in with the OB who cared for you. But generally somewhere in the range of 2-6 weeks would be typical. ...Read more

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23yo female last pregnacy resulted in a stillbirth at 38weeks placenta stopped working. Preg again wagt are the chances of happening again?

23yo female last pregnacy resulted in a stillbirth at 38weeks placenta stopped working. Preg again wagt are the chances of happening again?

Difficult to say: It would depend on why the "placenta stopped working". Was there any testing done? Any evidence of diabetes, uncontrolled blood pressure, pre-eclampsia, blood clotting disorder, etc? Having more information would be helpful in answering that question. None-the less extra vigilance during a subsequent pregnancy is required. Early testing, ultrasounds, etc. Good Luck! ...Read more

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I had a baby last year and now feel quickening again. Still breastfeeding.?

I had a baby last year and now feel quickening again. Still breastfeeding.?

Birth Control???: If you are referring to the notion that by breastfeeding, you are engaging in a form of birth control, this is wrong. It does work for some, but far, far from 100%. ...Read more

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Periods are irregular after stillbirth in may 21st.My last period july 31st.I done blood test in hospital in sept 5.It was neg.When will take test?

Periods are irregular after stillbirth in may 21st.My last period july 31st.I done blood test in hospital in sept 5.It was neg.When will take test?

See your doctor: There are many reasons for continued bleeding or spotting after a stillbirth or for that matter, any pregnancy. There is more to the follow up of a pregnancy than the blood test and if you have continued abnormal bleeding, you should let your doctor know. You may need a pelvic exam and an ultrasound. You do not want to miss the presence of retained products of conception. ...Read more

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I just had a stillbirth delivery at 38 weeks, first pregnancy , no know cause. How long should I wait to get pregnant again?

I just had a stillbirth delivery at 38 weeks, first pregnancy , no know cause. How long should I wait to get pregnant again?

Give it some time: Speak to your obstetrician and make sure that all aspects have been evaluated for the stillbirth. If there was a compromise in the umbilical cord that may potentially give an answer. Also chromosomal evaluation may be helpful along with familial thrombophilia clotting studies. Allow yourself and your partner to grieve the death of the child before jumping into the next pregnancy. Make sure that all potential causes have been evaluated before attempting another pregnancy. I personally would have my patient waited at least 4 to 6 months before trying again. ...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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Feeling Your Baby Kick (Definition)

It is normal to feel the baby kick as early as 14 weeks, but often the first notice of movement will be at 18 - 20, or sometimes not until 25 weeks. You should expect to feel your baby move every ...Read more