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January 22nd, 2008, 07:32 PM
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Stillbirth facts and statistics

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Stillbirth is defined as the unintentional death of an unborn baby who has passed 20 gestational weeks.• 1 out of every 100 pregnancies results in stillbirth.

More than 30,000 stillbirths occur annually in the US. That's roughly the same as breast cancer.

2000 Babies die in the USA annually of SIDS, 30,000 of STILLBIRTH. Yet Stillbirth recieves ALMOST NO FUNDING FOR RESEARCH FOR PREVETION OR AWARENESS!

More babies die in the USA of Stillbirth each year than ALL OTHER CAUSES OF INFANT DEATH COMBINED!

Nearly two-thirds of all stillbirth deaths remain unexplained. Researchers feel this is more likely due to a failure to investigate the deaths, rather than a medical mystery.

Almost 50 percent of stillborn deaths occur at or near full term and often seem to be otherwise healthy babies.

About 85 percent occur before delivery, with 15 percent occurring during labor and delivery.

Some of the common diagnosable causes for stillbirth: placental abruption and other placental problems, birth defects and chromosomal abnormalities, uncontrolled diabetes, preeclampsia, cord accidents and infections.

Risk factors include: advanced maternal age, maternal obesity, uncontrolled maternal diabetes and maternal hypertension

Only 21 states officially recognize the stillbirth of a child by providing the parents with a certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth. Parents in the other 29 states receive a death certificate.

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January 22nd, 2008, 08:49 PM
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That is interesting and also extremely, extremely sad....
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January 22nd, 2008, 10:34 PM
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I can't finish watching that video tonight.

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