Tell me is a premature baby at risk of a stillbirth? answer…
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To clarify your question a stillbirth is where a baby is born after 20 weeks gestation known as a stillborn or stillbirth.Its stillborn because it shows no signs of life. It could have happened inside the womb or during delivery.
- Babies born stillborn under 24 weeks gestation do not get a death cerificate.
- Babies born before this time of 20 weeks which have passed away is known as a miscarriage.
- Babies born stillborn after 24 weeks gestation will be allocated a death certificate.
- Premature babies and newborn Babies born alive which later die within 28 days of birth is known as a neonatal death.A premature birth for babies born under 37 weeks gestation is at more risk of problems due to prematurity than a baby that has gone to full term.