• Issue

    BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology: Volume 125, Issue 2

    Special Issue:Stillbirth
    i-vi, 99-263
    January 2018

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Issue Information

  • Pages: i-vi
  • First Published: 15 December 2017

BJOG Editor's Choice

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Stillbirth: understand, standardise, educate – time to end preventable harm

  • Pages: 99
  • First Published: 15 December 2017

Executive Scientific Editor, Dr Dimitrios Siassakos, discusses his top articles from this issue in an audio podcast available at: https://soundcloud.com/bjog/stillbirth-issue.

Mini commentary

Modelling & Economics - Global impact of stillbirth

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Healthcare and wider societal implications of stillbirth: a population-based cost-of-illness study

  • Pages: 108-117
  • First Published: 16 October 2017
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The costs of stillbirth are significant, affecting the health service, parents, professionals, and society.

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Uneasy talking about costs of stillbirth?

  • Pages: 118
  • First Published: 21 October 2017

Modelling & Economics - Global impact of stillbirth

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Clinical interventions to reduce stillbirths in sub-Saharan Africa: a mathematical model to estimate the potential reduction of stillbirths associated with specific obstetric conditions

  • Pages: 119-129
  • First Published: 05 October 2016
Tweetable abstract

Reducing stillbirth incidence requires appropriate management of each causative condition and often caesarean delivery.

Mini commentary

Modelling & Economics - Global impact of stillbirth

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Does antenatal care timing influence stillbirth risk in the third trimester? A secondary analysis of perinatal death audit data in South Africa

  • Pages: 140-147
  • First Published: 19 March 2017
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Reduced antenatal care in the third trimester may increase stillbirth risk.

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Modelling & Economics - Global impact of stillbirth

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Perinatal mortality disparities between public care and private obstetrician-led care: a propensity score analysis

  • Pages: 149-158
  • First Published: 30 August 2017

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Private obstetrician-led care: more obstetric intervention and earlier births reduce perinatal mortality.

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Mixed-methods - Care & outcome after stillbirth

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All bereaved parents are entitled to good care after stillbirth: a mixed-methods multicentre study (INSIGHT)

  • Pages: 160-170
  • First Published: 31 July 2017

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Care too varied & interactions often insensitive after stillbirth; national pathway & training urgently needed

This paper includes Author Insights, a video abstract available at https://vimeo.com/rcog/authorinsights14765

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Mixed-methods - Care & outcome after stillbirth

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Factors affecting uptake of postmortem examination in the prenatal, perinatal and paediatric setting

  • Pages: 172-181
  • First Published: 11 February 2017
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Systematic review to explore the barriers and motivators to perinatal, prenatal and paediatric postmortem examination.

Mixed-methods - Care & outcome after stillbirth

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Risk of stillbirth, preterm delivery, and fetal growth restriction following exposure in a previous birth: systematic review and meta-analysis

  • Pages: 183-192
  • First Published: 30 August 2017

Tweetable abstract

Risk of adverse birth outcomes in next pregnancy increases with the combined number of previous adverse events.

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Care in subsequent pregnancies following stillbirth: an international survey of parents

  • Pages: 193-201
  • First Published: 30 November 2016
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More support for providing quality care in pregnancies after stillbirth is needed.

This paper includes Author Insights, a video abstract available at https://vimeo.com/rcog/authorinsights14424

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Healthcare utilisation, induced labour and caesarean section in the pregnancy after stillbirth: a prospective study

  • Pages: 202-210
  • First Published: 18 May 2017

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Women pregnant after stillbirth are ample users of healthcare services and interventions during childbirth.

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Epidemiology & Public health - From data to prevention

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Cause of stillbirth reporting

  • Pages: 225
  • First Published: 29 November 2017

Epidemiology & Public health - From data to prevention

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Effect of locally tailored labour management guidelines on intrahospital stillbirths and birth asphyxia at the referral hospital of Zanzibar: a quasi-experimental pre-post study (The PartoMa study)

  • Pages: 235-245
  • First Published: 11 September 2017

Tweetable abstract

#PartoMa guidelines aided in reducing stillbirths and birth asphyxia at a Tanzanian low-resource hospital

This paper includes Author Insights, a video abstract available at https://vimeo.com/rcog/authorinsights14933

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The public awareness of stillbirth: an Irish population study

  • Pages: 246-252
  • First Published: 19 September 2017
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Irish population study shows low public awareness of stillbirth incidence, risk factors and causes.

Mini commentary

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Stillbirth prevention: the challenges of public campaigns

  • Pages: 253
  • First Published: 14 October 2017

Epidemiology & Public health - From data to prevention

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Association between maternal sleep practices and late stillbirth – findings from a stillbirth case-control study

  • Pages: 254-262
  • First Published: 20 November 2017

Tweetable abstract

Supine going-to-sleep position is associated with 2.3× increased risk of stillbirth after 28 weeks’ gestation.

This paper includes Author Insights, a video abstract available at https://vimeo.com/rcog/authorinsights14967