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What are the signs of intrauterine fetal death, and could it be prevented?

By Óscar Oviedo Moreno M.D. (gynecologist on Fertility Madrid).
Last Update: 01/20/2022

Absence of fetal movements for more than 4 hours despite stimulation.

It is recommended to go to the emergency room for an ultrasound.

It cannot be avoided, since in many cases it happens even with a controlled pregnancy and normal laboratory tests.

 Óscar Oviedo Moreno
Óscar Oviedo Moreno
M.D.
Gynecologist on Fertility Madrid
Bachelor's Degree in Medicine & Surgery from the University of Caldas (Colombia). Specialist in Internal Medicine by the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana of Bogotá. Degree standardized in Spain in 2003. Specialist in Gynecology & Obstetrics from the Complutense University of Madrid, with residence at Hospital Clínico Universitario San Carlos de Madrid. Expert in Reproductive Medicine and Certification in Obstetric-Gynecologic Ultrasound (levels I, II and III).
License: 282858310
Gynecologist. Bachelor's Degree in Medicine & Surgery from the University of Caldas (Colombia). Specialist in Internal Medicine by the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana of Bogotá. Degree standardized in Spain in 2003. Specialist in Gynecology & Obstetrics from the Complutense University of Madrid, with residence at Hospital Clínico Universitario San Carlos de Madrid. Expert in Reproductive Medicine and Certification in Obstetric-Gynecologic Ultrasound (levels I, II and III). License: 282858310.