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Understanding Stillbirth

Understanding Stillbirth

At Women For Women Our Gyn in Manhasset NY, we are committed to providing comprehensive information on stillbirth, including its causes, preventive measures, and supportive resources. Our aim is to educate and empower individuals and families facing this challenging experience.

What is Stillbirth?

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Stillbirth is defined as the loss of a baby before birth, typically after 20 weeks of pregnancy. It is a heartbreaking event that can have profound emotional and psychological impacts on parents and their loved ones.

Causes of Stillbirth

  • Genetic Factors: Genetic abnormalities can contribute to stillbirth, including chromosomal abnormalities and inherited genetic conditions.
  • Placental Problems: Issues with the placenta, such as placental insufficiency or placental abruption, can lead to insufficient oxygen and nutrients reaching the baby, resulting in stillbirth. 
  • Umbilical Cord Complications: Abnormalities or complications with the umbilical cord, such as cord compression or entanglement, may cause stillbirth.
  • Infections: Certain infections during pregnancy, such as cytomegalovirus (CMV) or listeria, can increase the risk of stillbirth.
  • Maternal Health Conditions: Pre-existing health conditions in the mother, such as diabetes or high blood pressure, can raise the risk of stillbirth if not managed properly during pregnancy.

Preventive Measures

  • Prenatal Care: Regular prenatal check-ups and screenings are crucial for monitoring the baby’s health and addressing any potential risks early.
  • Healthy Lifestyle Choices: Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including proper nutrition, regular exercise, and avoiding harmful substances like tobacco and alcohol, can reduce the risk of stillbirth.
  • Managing Chronic Conditions: Effective management of pre-existing health conditions, such as diabetes or hypertension, under the guidance of healthcare professionals is essential for preventing complications that could lead to stillbirth.

Support and Resources

  • Counseling and Emotional Support: We offer compassionate counseling and emotional support services for individuals and families coping with the loss of a baby due to stillbirth.
  • Support Groups: Joining support groups and connecting with others who have experienced similar losses can provide valuable understanding and solidarity.
  • Educational Materials: Our clinic provides educational materials and resources on stillbirth, including information on grief management, coping strategies, and memorial options.

Contact Our Gyn in Manhasset NY

At Women For Women Our Gyn in Manhasset NY, we are dedicated to raising awareness about stillbirth, addressing its causes, promoting preventive measures, and offering compassionate support to those affected. Our goal is to provide a supportive and informative environment for individuals and families navigating the challenges of stillbirth. For further information and support regarding stillbirth, please contact Women For Women Our Gyn in Manhasset NY today. We are here to assist you every step of the way.