Stillbirth is a devastating adverse pregnancy outcome, occurring in 1 out of 160 deliveries in the United States. It is often associated with non-modifiable, but common, risk factors such as race and pre-existing co-morbidities. Even after thorough evaluation, often the underlying cause remains unknown. ACOG has provided a comprehensive consensus document that addresses risk factors, causes, and management that includes bereavement support
Umbilical Cord Events
Note: Nuchal cord not associated with increased risk of stillbirth
Note: While screening for acquired thrombophilia (lupus anticoagulant, IgG and IgM for both anticardiolipin and β2-glycoprotein antibodies) is recommended, routine aspirin use to prevent stillbirth is not advised due to lack of evidence for efficacy
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