Fetal death

What is Fetal death?

Perinatal mortality (PNM), also perinatal death, refers to the death of a fetus or neonate and is the basis to calculate the perinatal mortality rate. Variations in the precise definition of the perinatal mortality exist specifically concerning the issue of inclusion or exclusion of early fetal and late neonatal fatalities. The World Health Organization defines perinatal mortality as the "number of stillbirths and deaths in the first week of life per 1,000 live births, the perinatal period commences at 22 completed weeks (154 days) of gestation and ends seven completed days after birth", but other definitions have been used.

The UK figure is about 8 per 1,000 and varies markedly by social class with the highest rates seen in Asian women. Globally about 2.6 million neonates died in 2013 before the first month of age down from 4.5 million in 1990.

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hi dr. i am priyanka sharma from india..it has been since 6 months back i had my last pregnancy and now we are planning a baby.i am 25 years old...

doctor1 MD

Before getting pregnant start taking folic acid.. And as soon as you get pregnant visit gynecologist.. Get usg done and when cardiac activity is...

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hii..i want to know about the blood tests to be done after folitrax course before planning pregnancy????what are the precautions to be taken for...

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folitrax can cause fetal death & congenital anamolies.
so you have to stop taking folitrax if you are planning for pregnancy.

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Hello doctor, My friend 22 weeks pregnant, fetal movements are not there... the doctor said Intra auterine fetal death.. why it occurred what are...

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I had gone through your question and will try my best to resolve it...
Intrauterine fetal death can occur due to so many causes and you...

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