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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.
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

UAB professor receives award for malaria prevention study in pregnant women in Cameroon

UAB professor receives award for malaria prevention study in pregnant women in Cameroon

Human papilloma virus vaccines can protect against cervical lesions in young women

Human papilloma virus vaccines can protect against cervical lesions in young women

Elective induction of labor at 39 weeks decreases risks of C-section, other complications

Elective induction of labor at 39 weeks decreases risks of C-section, other complications

Simple dietary supplement found to improve birth outcomes

Simple dietary supplement found to improve birth outcomes

As marijuana laws relax, doctors say pregnant women shouldn’t partake

As marijuana laws relax, doctors say pregnant women shouldn’t partake

Women do not receive timely diagnosis for heart disease

Women do not receive timely diagnosis for heart disease

Starting menstruation early increases risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke in later life

Starting menstruation early increases risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke in later life

Study highlights need to categorize stillbirths for improving outcomes for families

Study highlights need to categorize stillbirths for improving outcomes for families

Expectant mothers living in war zones at increased risk of giving birth to underweight babies

Expectant mothers living in war zones at increased risk of giving birth to underweight babies

Women are advised that sleeping on their side could reduce stillbirth risk

Women are advised that sleeping on their side could reduce stillbirth risk