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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.
Impaired liver function during pregnancy can lead to impaired metabolism and weight gain

Impaired liver function during pregnancy can lead to impaired metabolism and weight gain

Providers take many approaches to help support women and families after infant loss

Providers take many approaches to help support women and families after infant loss

Researchers discover most virulent representatives of listeriosis pathogen

Researchers discover most virulent representatives of listeriosis pathogen

Complications during first pregnancy linked to increased risk of high blood pressure later in life

Complications during first pregnancy linked to increased risk of high blood pressure later in life

Study looks at outcomes of birth options after a previous cesarean section

Study looks at outcomes of birth options after a previous cesarean section

New model for vaginal microbiome transplantation

New model for vaginal microbiome transplantation

Study finds upward trend in number of pregnant women with high blood pressure

Study finds upward trend in number of pregnant women with high blood pressure

Early planned delivery reduces impact of preterm pre-eclampsia

Early planned delivery reduces impact of preterm pre-eclampsia

New gene-editing study finds protective genes against Zika virus

New gene-editing study finds protective genes against Zika virus

Mediterranean-style diet in pregnancy has potential to reduce weight gain, gestational diabetes

Mediterranean-style diet in pregnancy has potential to reduce weight gain, gestational diabetes

Longer pregnancies increase risk of stillbirths, study reveals

Longer pregnancies increase risk of stillbirths, study reveals

Risk of stillbirth increases by continuing pregnancy to 41 weeks' gestation

Risk of stillbirth increases by continuing pregnancy to 41 weeks' gestation

Study finds no link between infant deaths and exposure to waste incinerators

Study finds no link between infant deaths and exposure to waste incinerators

Dangerous brain parasite invades host cell, maintains steady nutrient supply

Dangerous brain parasite invades host cell, maintains steady nutrient supply

Novel approach uses magnetic beads for the treatment of preeclampsia

Novel approach uses magnetic beads for the treatment of preeclampsia

NIH announces awards to advance development of vaccines for sexually transmitted infections

NIH announces awards to advance development of vaccines for sexually transmitted infections

Vegans are often deficient in these four nutrients

Vegans are often deficient in these four nutrients

Pregnant women with type 1 diabetes are at greater risk of preterm birth

Pregnant women with type 1 diabetes are at greater risk of preterm birth

As syphilis invades rural America, a fraying health safety net is failing to stop it

As syphilis invades rural America, a fraying health safety net is failing to stop it

Children who live near major roadways may experience developmental delays

Children who live near major roadways may experience developmental delays