A stillbirth occurs when a fetus dies after the mother has reached the twentieth week of pregnancy. Weeks or even hours prior to delivery, the fetus may have died suddenly in the uterus. Although prenatal care has significantly improved throughout the years, stillbirths still occur and are frequently undiagnosed.
Pregnant women of any age, class, or race may experience a stillbirth. One in three instances goes unsolved; thus, they can be unpredictable. Yet, there are certain ways you can lower your risk.