Stillbirth remains a major and tragic obstetric complication
The number of deaths due to stillbirth are greater than those due to preterm birth and sudden infant death syndrome combined.
Stillbirth: Prediction, prevention and management provides a comprehensive guide to the topic of stillbirth. Distilling recent groundbreaking research, expert authors consider:
- The epidemiology of stillbirth throughout the world
- The various possible causes of stillbirth
- The psychological effects on mothers and families who suffer a stillbirth
- Management of stillbirth
- Managing pregnancies following stillbirth
Stillbirth: Prediction, prevention and management is packed with crucial evidence-based information and practical insights. It enables all obstetric healthcare providers to manage one of the most traumatic yet all too common situations they will encounter.
Table of Contents
1. The Epidemiology of Stillbirth in Developed countries (Ruth Fretts).
2. Low/Middle income countries (Joy Lawn).
3. Classification of stillbirths: Etiology/causes (Uma M. Reddy and Marian Willinger).
4. Demographics and Exposures Associated with Stillbirth (Carol Hogue).
5. Infection – related stillbirths (Robert L. Goldenberg, Elizabeth M. McClure).
6. Genetic (Ron Wapner).
7. Vascular/thrombotic (Fabio Facchinetti and Francesca Monari).
8. Maternal Medical Conditions (Deborah L. Conway).
9. Placenta, cord and fetus (Raymond Redline).
10. Congenital anomalies (Michael Varner and Janice L.B. Byrne).
11. Stillbirth Stillbirth andEtiology & Causes: Intrauterine Growth Restriction (Jason Gardosi).
12. Psychosocial Aspects (Joanne Cacciatore).
13. Clinical Management of Fetal Death: Evidence and Art (Donald Dudley).
14. Workup of the patient with a stillbirth (Robert Silver and Michael Draper).
15. Management of the subsequent pregnancy in patient with a stillbirth (George Saade).
Catherine Y Spong, MD, Bethesda, MD, USA