The NICHD conducts and supports a variety of clinical research related to stillbirth. Select a link below to learn more about these projects.
Featured NICHD Clinical Trials
- Global Network Implementation of Helping Babies Breathe (HBB)
This study tests the impact of providing training to birth attendants at health facilities in the Helping Babies Breathe and Essential Newborn Care curricula on perinatal mortality (fresh stillbirths or early neonatal deaths) among births with a weight-at-birth of less than 1500 grams. These facilities are located within clusters in the Global Network for Women’s and Children’s Health Research sites in Belgaum and Nagpur, India, and Eldoret, Kenya.
- Maternal Genitourinary Infections and Adverse Perinatal Outcomes
The primary aim of this trial is to determine the impact of community-based screening and treatment of abnormal vaginal flora and urinary tract infections in early pregnancy (13 to 19 weeks) on preterm live birth and other pregnancy outcomes in Sylhet district, Bangladesh.
- Maternal Newborn Health Registry (MNH)
This study of the Global Network for Women’s and Children’s Health Research aims to measure and understand the trends in stillbirths, newborn deaths, and maternal deaths in low-resource areas over time.
- A Cluster-Randomized Trial of Ultrasound Use to Improve Pregnancy Outcomes in Low Income Country Settings
The Global Network is conducting this study to examine whether the use of prenatal ultrasounds can reduce the rate of stillbirth, newborn death, and maternal death in low-income nations.
- Evaluating Strategies to Reduce Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV Infection in Populations Using Formula Feeding (PROMISE)
This study, which takes place in Africa, tests whether combinations of anti-HIV drugs given to HIV-positive pregnant women or their newborns can reduce the spread of HIV from mother to infant. Stillbirth is one of many outcomes the study is examining.
NICHD Clinical Trials
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Information on current NIH-sponsored clinical trials is available by following the link below or by calling 800-411-1222.