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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.
Mothers who smoke, drink alcohol during pregnancy increase risk for SIDS 12-fold

Mothers who smoke, drink alcohol during pregnancy increase risk for SIDS 12-fold

Prenatal alcohol and tobacco exposure linked to increased risk for SIDS

Prenatal alcohol and tobacco exposure linked to increased risk for SIDS

Scientists urge further caution on use of Viagra for fetal therapy

Scientists urge further caution on use of Viagra for fetal therapy

Superdrug launches new initiative to encourage expectant parents to quit smoking

Superdrug launches new initiative to encourage expectant parents to quit smoking

Being around dogs from early age may lessen chance of developing schizophrenia as adult

Being around dogs from early age may lessen chance of developing schizophrenia as adult

Daily cannabis use during pregnancy associated with delayed fetal growth

Daily cannabis use during pregnancy associated with delayed fetal growth

Changes in placenta could mean males born to older mothers more prone to heart problems

Changes in placenta could mean males born to older mothers more prone to heart problems

Placenta changes in older mothers linked to greater odds of heart problems in male offspring

Placenta changes in older mothers linked to greater odds of heart problems in male offspring

Novel solution could produce accurate, automated placental diagnostic reports

Novel solution could produce accurate, automated placental diagnostic reports

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