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Definition of "Stillborn"

wankmuka

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Some of my doctors are using a stillborn delivery outcome, with a baby who has apgars of 1 at 1 minute, and died shortly after birth. Please correct me if I'm wrong, but shouldn't that be diagnosed as a live birth? I thought I read somewhere that stillbirth was a baby with apgar score of 0 at one minute. Please help!
 

wankmuka

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This is what I found regarding stillbirth:
Stillbirth, one of the most common negative pregnancy outcomes, is a fetal death that occurs during pregnancy at 20 weeks' or greater gestation. Fetal losses before 20 weeks are defined as miscarriages.
http://www.acog.org/About_ACOG/News...Issues_New_Guidelines_on_Managing_Stillbirths

If the baby had a apgar of 1 at 1 minute, I would classify that as a live birth.

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Thank you NJune, that's what I'm leaning toward too.
 
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