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Intrauterine death 

Intrauterine death
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Intrauterine death
Author(s):

Sambit Mukhopadhyay

, Edward Morris

, and Sabaratnam Arulkumaran

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199651399.003.0035
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date: 26 January 2021

Intrauterine fetal death at any stage of pregnancy is extremely distressing for the parents. The incidence of IUFD is about 6 per 1000 total births in women aged 20–34 years but tends to be higher at the extremes of reproductive life. By definition, stillbirth is any fetus born with no signs of life after 24 weeks of gestation. This chapter discusses causes, investigations, management, and induction of labour.

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