Information and support on stillbirth

A 'stillbirth' is the death of a baby after 24 weeks of pregnancy but before birth.

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    After a stillbirth

    After giving birth to a baby who has died you will have decisions to make, but take things at your own pace and discuss what you would like.

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    Stillbirth symptoms and risks

    Many women who suffer a stillbirth don't notice any changes and there is nothing that can be done to save their baby. However, there are some things that you should look for during your pregnancy.

Stillbirth is one of the most devastating experiences any family can go through. It refers to the death of a baby after 24 weeks of pregnancy but before birth. The loss of a baby before 24 weeks of pregnancy is classed as a miscarriage.

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Last reviewed on August 1st, 2016. Next review date August 1st, 2019.

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