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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.
Antenatal steroids improve preterm newborn survival in low-resource settings, finds study

Antenatal steroids improve preterm newborn survival in low-resource settings, finds study

Doctors propose ways to reduce obstetrical complications in women with endometriosis

Doctors propose ways to reduce obstetrical complications in women with endometriosis

Report: Nearly two million babies are stillborn annually

Report: Nearly two million babies are stillborn annually

Exome sequencing sheds light on genetic causes of nonimmune hydrops fetalis

Exome sequencing sheds light on genetic causes of nonimmune hydrops fetalis

Researchers track down two new relatives of rubella virus

Researchers track down two new relatives of rubella virus

New report estimates the global burden of stillbirths

New report estimates the global burden of stillbirths

Higher vitamin D levels in pregnancy may protect children from developing high blood pressure

Higher vitamin D levels in pregnancy may protect children from developing high blood pressure

Small for gestational age babies more likely to experience asymmetric growth

Small for gestational age babies more likely to experience asymmetric growth

New study reveals the impacts of COVID-19 on unborn children

New study reveals the impacts of COVID-19 on unborn children

Infants born to women with COVID-19 show few adverse outcomes

Infants born to women with COVID-19 show few adverse outcomes

New research sheds light on the risks of COVID-19 for pregnant women and their babies

New research sheds light on the risks of COVID-19 for pregnant women and their babies

No safe level of caffeine consumption for pregnant women

No safe level of caffeine consumption for pregnant women

COVID-19 in pregnancy - premature birth common

COVID-19 in pregnancy - premature birth common

Surgery for acute cholecystitis during pregnancy may be safer than postponing

Surgery for acute cholecystitis during pregnancy may be safer than postponing

Novel biomarkers can diagnose and assess the risk of preeclampsia

Novel biomarkers can diagnose and assess the risk of preeclampsia

Female reproductive organs not susceptible to direct SARS-CoV-2 infection

Female reproductive organs not susceptible to direct SARS-CoV-2 infection

Woman's immune system behaves differently between first and later pregnancies

Woman's immune system behaves differently between first and later pregnancies

Exposure to flame retardant impacts paternal reproduction

Exposure to flame retardant impacts paternal reproduction

COVID-19 appears to attack the placenta in pregnant women

COVID-19 appears to attack the placenta in pregnant women

High pre-pregnancy glucose levels linked to adverse outcomes even in non-diabetic women

High pre-pregnancy glucose levels linked to adverse outcomes even in non-diabetic women