Prospective risk of unexplained stillbirth in singleton pregnancies at term: population based analysis.

@article{Cotzias1999ProspectiveRO,
  title={Prospective risk of unexplained stillbirth in singleton pregnancies at term: population based analysis.},
  author={Christina Cotzias and Sara Paterson-Brown and Nicholas M Fisk},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={1999},
  volume={319 7205},
  pages={287-8}
}
Unexpected late fetal death is tragic but not uncommon, most such fetal deaths being unexplained. Although five times more common than sudden infant death, they have attracted scant public attention. Delivery is recommended when the risks to the fetus in utero are greater than those to the baby after birth; in high risk pregnancies this is generally believed to be around 38 weeks. The risk of unexplained stillbirth near term is, however, relevant to all pregnancies. Current numerical estimates… CONTINUE READING
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