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Category: Stillbirth

October 19, 2020

Pregnancy & Infant Loss: Tips for Having a Safer Pregnancy

The loss of a baby during pregnancy is not something anyone wants to think about, but it’s a sad reality for many families. If the baby is lost before the 20th week of pregnancy, it’s called a miscarriage. A loss occurring after the 20th week is called a stillbirth. As many as 24,000 babies are …

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November 18, 2019

Stillbirth: What really happened?

Sometimes stillbirth has little to do with fate: it’s the result of negligent medical care.

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August 3, 2017

Is Labor Induction Dangerous?

Labor induction

Labor induction is sometimes required if delaying birth could be dangerous to you or your child. In some pregnancies, a doctor may recommend labor induction for convenience, especially if you live far from the hospital. Although labor induction is a common procedure, it does carry risks. When medical mistakes are made before or during induction, …

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August 20, 2016

Does a Stillbirth Affect Future Pregnancies?

A stillbirth is a devastating experience that frequently takes couples by surprise. Many cases of stillbirth occur in pregnancies that were otherwise normal, and unfortunately, medical malpractice can play a role. If you suspect medical negligence was to blame for your stillbirth, contact a medical malpractice lawyer on Long Island to evaluate your case and …

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July 14, 2016

Talking to Your Doctor About Your Stillbirth

In the immediate aftermath of a stillbirth, it is difficult to focus on questions you have for your doctor. When you get an opportunity for a follow-up visit with your physician, it is a good idea to consider the topics you want to cover. Not only will the information help you come to terms with …

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June 1, 2016

Understanding the Common Causes of Stillbirth

Stillbirth occurs when a developing baby dies after the 20 th week of gestation. If the baby is lost before this point, it is referred to as a miscarriage. Stillbirth is an indescribable tragedy for a family. After it occurs, bereaved parents may need to know why they lost their baby. Unfortunately, the cause of …

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November 22, 2015

Steps to Take After a Stillbirth

Stillbirth is defined as the loss of a child after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Thousands of families are affected by this tragedy every year. Sometimes, stillbirth occurs because of pregnancy complications. In many cases, however, the cause is unknown. Parents may find themselves at a loss for what to do after suffering a stillbirth. It’s …

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October 9, 2015

Getting Answers After a Stillbirth

One of the most emotionally devastating experiences a parent can have is the loss of a child. After suffering a pregnancy loss, parents often have more questions than answers, such as how such a tragedy could have occurred. Unfortunately, the cause of stillbirth isn’t identifiable in many cases. When the cause may have been medical …

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April 21, 2015

Questions to Ask Your Doctor after a Stillbirth

No parent wants to consider the possibility of losing a child before welcoming him or her into the world. Unfortunately, medical malpractice can all too often result in stillbirth. After the loss of a child, parents are often faced with more questions than answers. If medical staff are resistant to answering questions, parents can turn …

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