A stillbirth investigation can reveal a variety of important details about your baby’s death, including an evaluation of the placenta and autopsy. In addition to bringing closure and comfort during your bereavement, this type of investigation can give your family important information for future pregnancies. If the mother had any symptoms while pregnant, they could indicate a problem, including sudden back pain, vision changes, and high fevers.
There are many causes of stillbirth, including certain medical conditions that develop during pregnancy. These can affect the fetus at any stage of development, including the later part of pregnancy. These health issues may require further testing, and your healthcare provider may advise you to deliver your baby before its due date. Stillbirth can also be a sign of infection in the mother, which can also increase the baby’s risk of death.
The causes of BD are not fully understood, but they are complex and include genetic, environmental, and nutritional factors. Some are preventable, such as vaccination and adequate folic acid and iodine intake, while others are not. While not all BD can be prevented, some can be reduced with proper care before and during pregnancy. Several risk factors are also associated with BD, such as maternal age, environmental exposure, and nutritional deficiencies.
Preterm labor, or stillbirth before 26 weeks gestation, is often associated with infections of the membranes. To be included in the SIDS classification, a stillbirth must be associated with histologic chorioamnionitis and intrapartum death, or less than 26 weeks gestation. In addition to preterm labor, infection in the placenta may also contribute to the stillbirth.
There are several reasons to perform a cesarean section when a baby is born at full term and has not survived labor. These circumstances include twin pregnancies, triplet pregnancies, or triplet pregnancy, where the first baby is positioned feet or bottom first. In such cases, a cesarean section may be the only option. A woman must be informed of the risks of cesarean delivery prior to giving birth.
There are many reasons why a full term stillborn baby may die during birth. Some mothers may be ill, or there may be some type of birth problem that prevents the baby from getting enough oxygen. A number of diseases are also linked to stillbirth, such as listeriosis, salmonella, and toxoplasmosis. Many of these babies are also small or premature. Many parents want to hold their baby, and asking for a quiet moment is one way to do so.
Induction of labor
Women who are at risk of stillbirth after a full-term pregnancy may want to consider an induction of labour. Women can usually wait for labour to begin naturally for a few days. However, if they are experiencing frequent contractions, they should contact a doctor. Moreover, induction of labour has many negative side effects, which is why you should discuss your options with your doctor before opting for one.
Waiting to conceive after a stillbirth
A recent study found that waiting a year after a stillbirth does not increase the risk of miscarriage or preterm birth. This is contrary to the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommendation of two years after a live birth or six months after a miscarriage. Researchers from around the world studied the issue and concluded that waiting this long does not increase the risk of miscarriage or stillbirth.
Symptoms of a condition
If you notice that your baby is not moving around in the womb and you have not felt it move during the last month of your pregnancy, it may be time to visit your doctor. During a prenatal appointment, your healthcare provider may use a handheld ultrasound device to listen to the heartbeat of the baby. If there is no heartbeat, the baby may be stillborn.