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They want to do an autopsy on my stillborn. But it is my precious baby. Should I allow them?

They want to do an autopsy on my stillborn. But it is my precious baby. Should I allow them?

Up to you.: An autopsy may be able to rule out congenital abnormalities that were not known. An autopsy and placenta exam may determine if an infection caused the death of the baby. Sometimes an autopsy will not be able to come up with a definitive cause of death. So it is up to you if you would like the death to be investigated further, with the understanding that an answer still may not be determined. ...Read more

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Autopsy (Definition)

An autopsy is an examination of an individual after death to ascertain the cause of death. It can be a complete examination of all organs or a focussed examination of one (or several) organ(s). It may involve gross examination (features obvious to the naked eye) as well as microscopic examination of dissected tissues. The results are often released in the form ...Read more


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If baby is stillborn, should there be an autopsy?

If baby is stillborn, should there be an autopsy?

Depends: An autopsy may be able to rule out congenital abnormalities that were not known while in the womb. Additionally an autopsy and placenta exam may determine if an infection caused the death of the baby. Sometimes an autopsy will not be able to come up with a definitive cause of death. ...Read more

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Is delivery of stillborn baby always vaginal?

Is delivery of stillborn baby always vaginal?

No.: When the timing of cessation of heartbeat is not certain, most will at least try to save the baby with an emergency c-section. ...Read more

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If your baby is stillborn, should you look at it?

If your baby is stillborn, should you look at it?

I encourage them to: The pregnancy creates the expectation and preparation for an outcome. Many don't understand how mothers can cope with this event, and I have seen many different reactions over the years. I do encourage the parents to visualize and hold the baby.Without doing so, mom's can be haunted by what baby may have looked like, and have recurrent nightmares that include deformities and other imagined events. ...Read more

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I'm 19w. All my tests have been perfect but convinced my baby will be still born. Am i being realistic. Been reading 1 in 200 births are stillborn?

I'm 19w. All my tests have been perfect but convinced my baby will be still born. Am i being realistic. Been reading 1 in 200 births are stillborn?

Time to talk: Statistically 4% of all pregnancies have some unexpected outcome.This includes all unforeseen clefts, premature deliveries, down syndrome, respiratory distress, etc. That leaves a 96% success rate for a normal outcome to all who travel that road. If you are focused on this issue it may be you need to do some couch work with a therapist. It is not unusual to worry about this to some degree. ...Read more

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I had a stillborn 4 wks ago. Ferretin level is 33. Do I need an oral supplement before trying for another baby?im not sure of previous ferretin level

I had a stillborn 4 wks ago. Ferretin level is 33. Do I need an oral supplement before trying for another baby?im not sure of previous ferretin level

Optional: Your ferritin level is normal. It will not do any harm to take oral iron supplement. The ferritin level is not related to the stillbirth. You may consult this web site for more information on ferritin. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003490.htm ...Read more

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I gave birth to my stillborn baby boy feb/03 everysince then I've been having this pain in my in my lower back on the right side feels internal?

I gave birth to my stillborn baby boy feb/03 everysince then I've been having this pain in my in my lower back on the right side feels internal?

Please Clarify: February 2003 was eleven and a half years ago. You would have been twelve years old. Have you not been examined by a physician since then? Have you not brought this pain and symptoms to a physician in person in eleven years? You will not find any answer to your question on the internet. You need an examination. ...Read more