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Suboptimal antenatal care implicated in half of stillbirths

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 22 September 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:652
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

    Suboptimal antenatal care might have contributed to the outcome in up to half of stillbirths recorded in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland during 1996 and 1997, says a report published last week by the Confidential Enquiry into Stillbirths and Deaths in Infancy.

    The eighth annual report—published as part of enquiry's ongoing remit to identify areas of suboptimal care contributing to the deaths of babies between 20 weeks' gestation and 1 year of age—showed that stillbirth remained the commonest category of death …

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