Understanding Stillbirth

Over 2000 babies are stillborn each year in Australia. Stillbirth is the death of an infant in-utero and past 20 completed gestational weeks, and it can occur at varying stages. A baby may die in the uterus (intrauterine fetal death), during the second half of pregnancy or during the labour and birth (intrapartum death).

  1. Causes – know why they occur; it’s not ‘your fault’
  2. Risk Factors – know what places you at higher risk
  3. Fetal Abnormalities – test for genetic issues
  4. Intra-Uterine Fetal Death – make a choice on your birthing
  5. Afterwards – make a self care plan and arrange formalities