Understanding Stillbirth -- Symptoms

What Are the Symptoms of Stillbirth?

There are usually no warnings before a stillbirth. But the following symptoms could signal a problem:

  • Vaginal bleeding, especially during the second half of pregnancy, may mean there's a problem with your baby. If you have bleeding, call your doctor. But know that many women who have vaginal bleeding during pregnancy have no trouble carrying their babies to term.
  • Lack of movement or a change in the normal activity level of your baby.

Call Your Doctor About Stillbirth If:

Call your doctor if you notice any of the symptoms above.

WebMD Medical Reference Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson, MD on March 17, 2017

Sources

SOURCES: 

National Library of Medicine – National Institutes of Health. 

The March of Dimes.

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