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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 =death of fetus e after ...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

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How do doctors diagnose cause of stillbirth?

How do doctors diagnose cause of stillbirth?

With difficulty: Unfortunately it's not always evident. Examination of the stillborn sometimes shows us cord problems or obvious birth defects. The placenta is examined for problems, an autopsy can be ordered on the infant looking for birth defects. Chromosomes & blood tests looking for abnormalities (diabetes, lupus, infection, etc) are also done. However, many times the reason is unexplained or unclear. ...Read more

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Is there chance to concive boy after stillbirth boy?

Is there chance to concive boy after stillbirth boy?

Absolutely: No question. But you should consult with your gynecologist to detrmine, if possible the cause of the stillbirth and if there is a genetic possibility of it happening again. My sympathies. ...Read more

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Are there ways to prevent the symptoms of stillbirth?

Are there ways to prevent the symptoms of stillbirth?

Maybe: Pt with a history of stillborn get frequent ultrasouns and fetal monitering. Although nothing can absolutely prevent a stillborn, these tests will dramatically decrease the risk. ...Read more

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Hello, pls what should be done to prevent future re-occurence of stillbirth.

Several.: Get RPR, Anticardiolipin antibody, Rh matching done. Also maintain good health and nutrition during pregnancy. ...Read more

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My placenta is currently 6.2cms thick. Should stillbirth be a concern for me? So many studies indicate "yes."

My placenta is currently 6.2cms thick. Should stillbirth be a concern for me? So many studies indicate "yes."

Relax!: Placental thickness on ultrasound is dependent on so many variables (amount of amniotic fluid, fibroids, contractions, implantation on a uterine flexure point such as the fundus of lateral corpus crevices) that one should not leap to dire predictions without full maternal-fetal evaluation. 1-2/1, 000 risk for stillbirth applies to anyone, though, in the third trimester. Good fetal growth reassuring. ...Read more

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I haven't gotten out of bed or stopped crying since a diagnosis of GD on Thursday. Is this a normal response? So defeated. Worried about a stillbirth.

Peripartum depressed: While GD (gestational diabetes) is not a gr8 diagnosis & does increase the risk of stillbirth, it is not fated or certain. In the right hands, GD can be treated & the majority of babies are born with minimal complications. See an endocrinologist. Is this your first child? Have you had GD b4? How far along are you? Your other symptoms sound like peripartum depression. Discuss w/ your Gynecologist. ...Read more

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What are causes that could result in stillbirth of a 34 weeks fetus?

What are causes that could result in stillbirth of a 34 weeks fetus?

Several.: Obstetric complications (abruption, multiple gestation, preterm birth - 29%), placental disease and fetal growth restriction (fgr - 24%), fetal genetic/structural abnormalities (14%), maternal/fetal infection (13%), umbilical cord abnormalities (10%), hypertensive disorders (9%), other maternal medical conditions (8%). One third/fourth of cases remain undiagnosed/idiopathic. @34 weeks fgr likely. ...Read more

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How often does toxoplasma cause stillbirth?

Chances: If you become infected during around the time of conception there is a less than 5% chance that your baby will also be infected. During the 3rd trimester there is a 65% chance your baby will also be infected. However, babies infected duirng later pregnancy are less likely to develop serious health problems. ...Read more

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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

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Just can't seem to let go off the past and move on after stillbirth. Should I try to get pregnant like they say?

Perinatal loss: Women vary in the time that they take to grief after a stillbirth. Some women want to try again as soon as possible, while others wait for months to try again. Since we're all different, you have to be the judge of when you're ready. You might try counseling to help you. ...Read more

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I have syphilis and I am pregnant. Am I susceptible for having a stillbirth?

Syphilis + Pregnant: If you're pregnant, you may pass syphilis to your unborn baby. Congenital syphilis greatly increases the risk of miscarriage, stillbirth or your newborn's death within a few days after birth. ...Read more

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If you have a stillbirth are you automatically referred to a genetic counselor?

If you have a stillbirth are you automatically referred to a genetic counselor?

No: Not automatically, because a stillbirth can have an obviously non-genetic cause, such as an umbilical cord accident. When the cause is unknown, a genetic investigation is indicated. ...Read more

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What's the difference between miscarriage and stillbirth?

Difference: A miscarriage is usually a pregnancy loss at less than 20 weeks. A stillbirth occurs with the death of a fetus before delivery beyond 20 weeks. Some states will classify a stillbirth on the basis of the weight of the fetus at delivery. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a miscarriage and a stillbirth?

Fetal age: Once the fetus approaches 20+ weeks gestation and is lost it is generally considered a "stillbirth" because a death certificate is required in some states. ...Read more

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