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2012-06-26 13:56:57

Inequality evident for all causes and has not budged in 8 years The rate of stillbirths in England is twice as high among the least well off as it is among the most affluent, shows research published in the online journal BMJ Open. What is more, this inequality gap is evident across all causes of stillbirth, and has not changed in eight years, the findings show. The authors assessed the number of singleton stillbirths occurring in England between 2000 to 2007, inclusive. They looked...

2012-06-26 11:50:07

Genetic researchers have made an important step towards resolving the mystery of the causes of intrauterine fetal demise (IUFD), or stillbirth, where a baby dies in the womb after the 14th week of gestation. IUFD is responsible for 60% of perinatal mortality and occurs in about one in every two hundred pregnancies in Europe. Up to half of these stillbirths are unexplained. Now scientists from Italy, Germany, and the US have found that up to 8% of these unexplained deaths may be caused by...

2012-06-25 23:09:23

19 percent of stillbirths occur in fetuses under the 10th percentile of weight The tiniest and the heaviest fetuses are at much higher risk of being stillborn than those of average weight, new research has found. Fetuses who are "severely small for gestational age," or weigh below the bottom one percentile of all fetuses, disproportionately account for about six per cent of all stillbirths, according to researchers at St. Michael's Hospital. Fetuses that are "severely large for...

Predicting Birth of Small Babies With Blood Test
2012-06-23 05:48:49

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com For a pregnant woman, healthy fetal growth is key to a healthy baby. To assist in this endeavor, a group of scientists recently announced that they have found a blood test which could help predict the risk of women having alarmingly small babies. Researchers from Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI) and the University of Ottawa (uOttawa) recently discovered a protein in the blood of pregnant women that can foretell if a pregnant women will have a fetus...

2012-05-17 09:51:44

Safe childbirth checklist program aims to prevent maternal and newborn deaths in low-income countries A new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) found that a simple checklist-based childbirth safety program dramatically improved adherence to essential childbirth care practices at a pilot hospital in south India. Of 29 practices measured, 28 were improved after adoption of the checklist and overall adherence to essential practices was...

2012-05-01 23:00:11

Stillborn Still Loved Guild Founded by Four Parents to Create Change and Raise Awareness of Stillbirth Guild´s First Fundraising Event, SWIRL & SIP, to Benefit GAPPS (Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth) Seattle, WA (PRWEB) May 01, 2012 A new Seattle Children´s Hospital Guild, Stillborn Still Loved Guild, was recently founded by four parents whose babies have forever changed their lives: Ashley Kimberley, Abbie Smith, Keli Hansen and Ralph Morton. As they...

2011-12-15 13:04:39

Queensland University of Technology (QUT) world-first research has found a link between increases in temperature and the incidence of stillbirth and shorter pregnancies. Associate Professor Adrian Barnett of QUT's Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI) led a study that looked at the incidence of still and premature births in Brisbane over a four-year period from 2005. Professor Barnett said a total of 101,870 births were recorded throughout the period and of these 653 or...

Researchers Identify Causes And Risk Factors For Stillbirth
2011-12-14 10:45:06

According to a recent study, published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the most common causes of stillbirth differ depending on a number of factors, including race, ethnicity, previous pregnancy outcomes, and range of health -- and typically all identifiable before or at the start of pregnancy. “Stillbirth, defined as fetal death at 20 weeks´ gestation or later, is one of the most common adverse pregnancy outcomes in the United States and affects...

2011-10-19 13:01:58

Significant underrepresentation of minorities, extended grieving period among surprising findings of U-M-led study Nearly one in six pregnancies end in miscarriage or stillbirth, but parents' losses are frequently minimized or not acknowledged by friends, family or the community. "Women who have not gone through a stillbirth don't want to hear about my birth, or what my daughter looked like, or anything about my experience," said one woman, responding in a University of Michigan Health...

2011-09-21 13:04:08

Women whose first pregnancy ended in infant death are significantly more likely to have a subsequent stillbirth finds new research published today (21 September) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Black women experienced the highest rates of stillbirth in subsequent pregnancy, the study by US researchers from the University of South Florida and the University of Rochester found. Infant mortality accounts for an estimated 5.75 million deaths annually...


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