Stillbirth refers to the death of a fetus at or after the 20th week of pregnancy.
There are many causes of stillbirth, ranging from birth defects to problems with the pregnancy. Often, health care providers cannot determine a specific cause for a particular stillbirth.
The NICHD supports research on many of the causes of stillbirth, its occurrence in populations, risk factors, and ways to prevent it from happening.
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Medical or Scientific Names
- Fetal death
- Fetal demise