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Recurrence Risk of Stillbirth in the Second Pregnancy

Citation

Herring, Amy H. & Reddy, Uma M. (2010). Recurrence Risk of Stillbirth in the Second Pregnancy. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 117(10), 1173-1174.

Abstract

Stillbirth is one of the most common adverse pregnancy outcomes worldwide, with 3.2 million or more occurring each year.1 There are important psychological and emotional issues when dealing with a pregnancy resulting in a stillbirth. Couples experience feelings of anxiety, failure, personal guilt and apprehension when contemplating pregnancy after having a stillborn infant. Many women do not receive comprehensive counselling regarding the cause of stillbirth because an incomplete evaluation is performed. Furthermore, in about one‐half of cases, a definitive cause is not found. It is difficult for clinicians to counsel, evaluate and manage subsequent pregnancies optimally, as there is relatively little known about pregnancy outcome after a stillbirth.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0528.2010.02655.x

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

2010

Journal Title

BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Author(s)

Herring, Amy H.
Reddy, Uma M.