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Stillbirths have a variety of causes
These factors can affect either the mother or the infant. Blood pressure problems in the mother could be the cause. Malaria or underlying medical issues are examples of infections.
A stillbirth can occur due to the baby’s health
Congenital defects, growth difficulties, or placental complications could affect the newborn.
The significance of mothers going to clinics
Issues that may lead to stillbirth can be identified early and the required steps taken to safeguard both the mother and the child. Many pregnant women are understandably concerned that being in a hospital puts them at greater risk of infection. Issues that could have been detected during routine check-ups become more serious, and many of them result in miscarriages and stillbirths.
Warning indicators should never be overlooked
- The vaginal canal is leaking blood or fluid.
- Discomfort in the abdomen that is unusual or severe
- I’m suffering from horrible back pain that I can’t seem to get rid of.
- The baby’s motions have slowed.
- Headaches that don’t go away are one of the warning signs that no pregnant woman should ignore.
Don’t be too hard on yourself if you’ve experienced a stillbirth
Request a post-mortem examination of the baby if possible in order to determine the reason of the stillbirth. It’s easier to manage your future pregnancy to avoid stillbirth if you’ve recognized the cause.
Fathers have an important role to play as well
Fathers should encourage and support their spouses’ attendance at clinics. Provide finances, accompany her to checkups, ensure she eats well, and allow her to rest when she needs to. Don’t hold it against her or yourself if a stillbirth occurs.