CCTV experts used to prevent stillbirth|
By Kimberley Smith on 18/08/2010 in Labour & birth
Surveillance technology workers team up with doctors to analyse antenatal scans and give at-risk babies the best chance of survival
Top experts in the use of surveillance technology have joined forces with maternity doctors to develop a way to monitor unborn babies at risk of stillbirth. Experienced in analysing movements filmed on CCTV, these experts are turning their skills
High-fat diet during pregnancy 'increases the risk of stillbirth'|
By Lara Brunt on 06/06/2011 in Pregnancy diet and nutrition
An unhealthy diet decreases blood flow from mum to baby via the placenta, say researchers
Women who tuck into fatty foods during pregnancy are at greater risk of having a stillbirth, a study suggests.US scientists found a high-fat diet decreased placental blood flow by up to 56% and also reported a rise in placental inflammation
Baby survives after doctors predict stillbirth|
By Sophie Westnedge on 04/07/2012 in Baby
Mum was told he had died in the womb
A baby doctors said would be stillborn is doing well after spending time in intensive care.Alex Jones, 21, was six months pregnant when her waters suddenly broke at home, reports the Mirror.“I was only 24 weeks pregnant and kept thinking, ‘My baby can’t be born yet’”, said Alex.“...
Women whose babies were stillborn to feature in new exhibition|
By Lara Brunt on 14/07/2011 in Miscarriage & loss
Photos of 17 brave women during their pregnancy to form an exhibition to highlight Britain's alarming stillbirth rate.
An exhibition featuring photos of pregnant women whose babies were stillborn aims draw attention to Britain's stillbirth rate, which is one of the highest in the developed world.Each of the 17 women has contributed a photograph of herself pregnant
Pregnancy obesity puts babies at risk|
By Jayne Braithwaite on 21/09/2011 in Pregnancy diet and nutrition
Obese mums-to-be found to have double the risk of suffering a stillbirth
Pregnant women who are seriously overweight or obese, have been discovered to have a 50% higher chance of stillbirth than those of a normal weight. The study, by baby charity Tommy’s, found that 9,500 babies are born each year with problems related
Placentas flown into UK to fight pregnancy complications|
By Kimberley Smith on 18/03/2011 in Pregnancy health & safety
Doctors investigate the impact of low oxygen on unborn babies to help in quest to prevent miscarriage, stillbirth, and problem pregnancies
to the UK for analysis.Low oxygen levels reaching a foetus through its placenta is thought to be a major cause of miscarriage, stillbirth, pre-eclampsia and especially foetal growth syndrome, where the baby grows dangerously slowly in the womb. Foetal growth
Talkback: Women whose babies were stillborn to feature in new exhibition|
By Heidi Coxon on 27/01/2012 in forum
What A good idea,I have suffered 2 complete abruptions resulting in stillbirth both times,people need to be more aware and more needs to be ...
What A good idea,I have suffered 2 complete abruptions resulting in stillbirth both times,people need to be more aware and more needs to be done to prevent these tragedies.
By Karen Matthews on 25/12/2006 in member
hi this is my first time here. I am due to have my 3rd baby in april 2007 but had a stillbirth in April 2006 so I am getting started off at 37 weeks.
Smoking could add complications to pre-eclampsia pregnancies|
By Kimberley Smith on 29/07/2010 in Pregnancy illness & complications
Mums-to-be who smoke are more likely to have complications associated with pre-eclampsia, finds study
. It found that the risk of pre-eclampsia was slightly lower for smokers, 1.2% compared to 1.5% for non-smokers. However, those smokers who did develop the condition were more prone to complications such as low birth weight, premature birth and stillbirth
Tommy’s baby charity launches pregnancy helpline|
By Kimberley Smith on 26/10/2010 in Pregnancy illness & complications
Free phone PregnancyLine set up to give advice to mums-to-be and women coping with miscarriage or pregnancy difficulties
Baby charity Tommy’s has launched a free phone service that offers advice and counselling to women who have suffered a miscarriage or stillbirth from trained midwives.The midwives are also available to answer questions and give lifestyle advice