Latest Stillbirth Stories

2005-12-27 12:15:30

By Will Boggs, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - If Epstein-Barr virus (or EBV) -- the bug responsible for mononucleosis, among other ills -- is reactivated during pregnancy, it may lead to early labor or even stillbirth, according to a new report. "EBV reactivation in the first part of pregnancy was associated with shorter duration of pregnancy and lighter babies," Dr. Anne Eskild from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, told Reuters Health. "Though not significant, this...

2005-12-13 14:35:00

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women older than 35 years and black women are more likely than other women to experience stillbirth, according to a report in the American Journal of Public Health. Previous studies have found disparities in stillbirth rates between black and white women and between older and younger women, the authors explain, but these studies have not investigated how stillbirth rate differences vary across generations. Dr. Cande V. Ananth from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical...

2005-10-21 13:22:56

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The time needed to achieve pregnancy appears to affect the outcome of that pregnancy, Swedish researchers report. In particular, time to pregnancy seems to affect the risks of miscarriage, pregnancies in which the embryo implants outside of the womb, and multiple live births. While the current findings support previous reports, studies that have compared the time to pregnancy with pregnancies ending in live births to the rate of pregnancies outside of the...

2005-09-28 12:35:00

NEW YORK -- Women who suffer certain complications during pregnancy apparently run a higher risk of having a stroke later in life, according to findings reported Tuesday at the annual meeting of the American Neurological Association in San Diego, California. Dr. Monique V. Chireau and colleagues at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina, used the university's Perinatal and Health Services Outcomes database to investigate a possible link between pregnancy complications and...

2005-08-19 22:30:00

NEW YORK -- There do not appear to be any adverse consequences for the mother or the developing fetus in pregnancies that occur despite the use of the so-called "morning after" pill levonorgestrel, new research shows. Although the results stem from a small study, "we believe that...exposure to this drug (around the time of conception) does not warrant a voluntary abortion" for fear of risks to the developing fetus, lead author Dr. Marco De Santis, from the Catholic University of Sacred Heart...

2005-06-28 13:56:24

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The risk of fetal death in twin pregnancies is higher than previously estimated, a new study from the UK finds. The researchers suggest this danger could be eliminated by planning to deliver the babies by c-section at 32 weeks. Dr. Nicholas M. Fisk of Imperial College London and colleagues have observed unexpected late fetal deaths in apparently uncomplicated twin pregnancies. This prompted them to conduct the current study, to investigate the risk of such deaths...

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