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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.
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

Increasing prevalence of chronic conditions linked to adverse health outcomes for moms and newborns

Increasing prevalence of chronic conditions linked to adverse health outcomes for moms and newborns

Sleeping on your back during late pregnancy may cause problems for fetus

Sleeping on your back during late pregnancy may cause problems for fetus

Carbon monoxide poisoning not routinely detected in healthcare system, report reveals

Carbon monoxide poisoning not routinely detected in healthcare system, report reveals

Lead in water leading to problems with fertility and childbirth in Flint, Michigan

Lead in water leading to problems with fertility and childbirth in Flint, Michigan

Continuous glucose monitoring for pregnant women with type 1 diabetes reduces risk of complications for newborns

Continuous glucose monitoring for pregnant women with type 1 diabetes reduces risk of complications for newborns

Older wombs have more trouble in adapting to pregnancy

Older wombs have more trouble in adapting to pregnancy

Doctor in Nigeria and MSU professor join hands to reduce infant mortality

Doctor in Nigeria and MSU professor join hands to reduce infant mortality

Extreme heat exposure may have adverse effects on pregnant women and their babies

Extreme heat exposure may have adverse effects on pregnant women and their babies

Risk of caesarean reduced by healthy diet and physical activity during pregnancy, study finds

Risk of caesarean reduced by healthy diet and physical activity during pregnancy, study finds

Report reveals differences in non-Hispanic black and white infant mortality rates in the US

Report reveals differences in non-Hispanic black and white infant mortality rates in the US