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Stillbirth refers to the death of a baby before or during delivery and after 24 weeks of pregnancy. If a baby dies before 24 weeks of completed pregnancy, the term “miscarriage” or fetal loss applies instead.
Study examines relationship between growth restriction and risk of childhood mortality

Study examines relationship between growth restriction and risk of childhood mortality

Despite reduction in twin stillbirth rates, there is no change in still birth rates involving single fetus

Despite reduction in twin stillbirth rates, there is no change in still birth rates involving single fetus

“Placental organoids” could be the future of pregnancy and conception research say researchers

“Placental organoids” could be the future of pregnancy and conception research say researchers

The fourth European Perinatal Health Report focuses on health of newborn babies, mothers

The fourth European Perinatal Health Report focuses on health of newborn babies, mothers

Chronic hypertension: Risk of stillbirth higher for black than for white women

Chronic hypertension: Risk of stillbirth higher for black than for white women

King's researchers analyze potential risks of C-section

King's researchers analyze potential risks of C-section

New born syphilis on the rise sparking concerns

New born syphilis on the rise sparking concerns

Silicone breast implants may increase risk of rare adverse outcomes in women

Silicone breast implants may increase risk of rare adverse outcomes in women

Medicaid expansion may fill gap in reproductive health care access, study finds

Medicaid expansion may fill gap in reproductive health care access, study finds

Intervention to reduce supine sleep during pregnancy may provide maternal, fetal health benefits

Intervention to reduce supine sleep during pregnancy may provide maternal, fetal health benefits

New type of bed net could prevent millions of malaria cases, shows research

New type of bed net could prevent millions of malaria cases, shows research

Unique experimental vaccine against Zika virus proves powerful in mice

Unique experimental vaccine against Zika virus proves powerful in mice

New biomarkers found in maternal blood may help doctors to prevent stillbirth

New biomarkers found in maternal blood may help doctors to prevent stillbirth

Mother’s sleep can impact health of their growing baby, shows research

Mother’s sleep can impact health of their growing baby, shows research

Secondhand smoke exposure accounts for thousands of stillbirths in developing countries

Secondhand smoke exposure accounts for thousands of stillbirths in developing countries

Study: Exposure to secondhand smoke increases the risk of stillbirth

Study: Exposure to secondhand smoke increases the risk of stillbirth

Gestational diabetes may increase offspring's heart disease risk

Gestational diabetes may increase offspring's heart disease risk

Zika virus-related pregnancy loss in humans may be more common than thought

Zika virus-related pregnancy loss in humans may be more common than thought

Undetected Zika infections may be cause stillbirths and miscarriages

Undetected Zika infections may be cause stillbirths and miscarriages

New resource launched based on first-hand experiences of premature baby loss

New resource launched based on first-hand experiences of premature baby loss