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Is it possible to prevent intrauterine fetal death?

By Zaira Salvador B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist).
Last Update: 01/20/2022

On certain occasions, it is possible that the woman feels that something is not right and alerts the doctor to find a solution. If there is indeed fetal distress that could put the pregnancy at risk, it is possible to take measures such as scheduling a cesarean delivery.

These are some recommendations for the mother to prevent stillbirth:

  • Count the daily kicks of the baby from week 26. It is normal to feel at least 10 kicks a day. If the mother notices that the fetus is less active, this would be a red flag.
  • Stop tobacco and alcohol from the moment a woman knows she is pregnant.
  • If the woman has already had a cross fetus in the past, it is advisable to monitor this pregnancy more carefully, make more visits to the gynecologist, more ultrasounds, rest, etc.
 Zaira Salvador
Zaira Salvador
B.Sc., M.Sc.
Embryologist
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV). Biotechnology Degree from the National University of Ireland en Galway (NUIG) and embryologist specializing in Assisted Reproduction, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI)
License: 3185-CV
Embryologist. Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV). Biotechnology Degree from the National University of Ireland en Galway (NUIG) and embryologist specializing in Assisted Reproduction, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI) License: 3185-CV.