Management of Stillbirth

  • Kate C. Arnold
  • Caroline J. Flint


Risk factors for stillbirth include obesity, multiple gestations, infections, diabetes, hypertensive disorders, renal and thyroid disease, and autoimmune disorders. The highest risk is in growth-restricted infants before 32 weeks gestation [1].


Stillbirth Amniocentesis Autopsy Kick count 


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    Gabbe SG, Niebyl JR, Simpson JL, Landon MB, Galan HL, Jauniaux ERM, Driscoll DA. Obstetrics: normal and problem pregnancies. Chapter 26. 6th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2012.Google Scholar
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    American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. ACOG practice bulletin no. 102: management of stillbirth. Obstet Gynecol. 2009;113:748–61.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kate C. Arnold
    • 1
  • Caroline J. Flint
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of OB/GYNUniversity of Oklahoma HSCOklahoma CityUSA

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