A gestational or perinatal death is not always preventable, as it is difficult to detect symptoms or, most of the time, there are simply no symptoms. The baby's heart stops in the uterus and is not discovered until an ultrasound is performed.
However, there are some symptoms that may alarm the mother that something is wrong, such as the absence of fetal movements for more than 4 hours, loss of brown fluid or severe abdominal pain.
Read the full article on: Intrauterine fetal death: symptoms, causes and emotional support ( 84).
By Óscar Oviedo Moreno M.D. (gynecologist), Zaira Salvador B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist) and Cristina Algarra Goosman B.Sc., M.Sc. (psychologist).
Last Update: 01/21/2022