Although the rate of stillbirth
is approximately the same as the early neonatal mortality rate, stillbirth
recordings and statistics are not yet kept regularly worldwide and the causes cannot be determined (1, 4, 5).
There were no cases of stillbirth
beyond 30 and 34 weeks in monochorionic and dichorionic twins, respectively.
Overall the stillbirth
and infant death data combined for a net mortality reduction of 0.
Cheong-See and colleagues conducted a comprehensive review and analysis of 32 studies of uncomplicated dichorionic and monochorionic twin pregnancies to determine the risks of stillbirth
and neonatal complications by gestational age.
The researchers assessed the competing risks in twin pregnancies of stillbirth
from expectant management versus neonatal death from early delivery, looking for an optimal gestational age at which these risks were balanced.
The objective of this study was to determine the risk of perinatal loss when previous pregnancy ended in stillbirth
or early neonatal death.
While the overall stillbirth
and neonatal death rate has fallen slightly, the team found that many parts of the UK still have death rates that are too high.
The study aimed to improve on a 2009 World Health Organization analysis of stillbirth
by increasing both the amount and the quality of data.
Methods: All pregnant mothers who delivered stillbirth
babies at Gynaecology and Obstetrics ward of Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center, Karachi a tertiary care facility were prospectively enrolled from October 2012 to September 2013.
We have made ten-point agenda to decrease stillbirth
rate and other child birth complications, she said while responding to a calling attention notice.
Also highlighted in the Lancet series is the need to address stigma related to stillbirth
, the belief stillbirths
are not preventable and to improve bereavement care.
The recommendation to delay delivery of otherwise healthy infants until at least the 39th week of pregnancy does not appear to have increased stillbirths
in the U.
shows that gaining weight from one pregnancy to the next can increase the risk that women will face stillbirth
or lose their second babies within the first year of life.
A high level of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) was associated with increased stillbirth
in women who didn't receive prenatal levothyroxine, Peter N.
were also more common for First Nations women over 35 years of age, those with more than three babies, and those with a history of abortion, previous stillbirth
or neo-natal death.