Stillbirth: NICHD Research Information

Ensuring that babies are born healthy has always been an important part of the NICHD mission. NICHD-supported research on stillbirth aims to understand the risk factors for stillbirth, the causes of stillbirth, and methods to lower the risk of stillbirth or prevent it from occurring.

Research includes demography and epidemiology, studies of genetics and molecular pathways, clinical research, and other types of studies.

To complement its work on stillbirth, the NICHD also supports and conducts research on infant mortality and research on pregnancy loss/miscarriage.