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Suffering from jaundice during pregnancy. Delivered dead baby after a week. Reason?

my wife was suffering fm jaundice (bilrubin-2.8) during pregnancy of 8 months 25 days on 26 mar 13. After 06 days 04/03/13 pain was started at 1130pm and deliver a dead baby after 24 hours on 05/03/13. how it happened? my second question- Now this time (bilrubin-0.8). how many months to control or avoid for a next baby ?
Asked On : Sun, 31 Mar 2013
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OBGYN 's  Response
Mar 2013
Thank you for your query.
Your wife underwent a stillbirth.
There are various causes of stillbirth.
One reason is jaundice and cholestasis of pregnancy, which commonly causes sudden intrauterine death.
other reasons could be maternal diseases like diabetes, hypertension, renal disease etc.
Chromosomal abnormalities in the baby are common.
Placental diseases could be responsible.
You should have detailed analysis of the dead baby and placenta and membranes.
Complete evaluation of both of you by a genetic counsellor is recommended.
Also, please avoid a pregnancy for atleast 6 months till detailed testing is done and take regular folic acid supplements.
Take care.
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