What is stillbirth?
Stillbirth is the birth of a baby after 24 weeks of pregnancy with no signs of life. The baby may have died during late pregnancy (intrauterine death) or during labor (intrapartum death). In the United States, 25,000 babies are born still each year. Parents are left in shock as their expectation of a lifetime with their baby disappears in a single moment. Most parents move forward from this moment with a sense that events their lives will be remembered as "before" and "after" this traumatic loss since every aspect of their lives are impacted by it.