Precise method of examining helps more info on genetic causes of stillbirth, says NIH study

A more precise method for examining a fetus’ genetic material may help detect abnormalities in 40 per cent more cases of stillbirth than does the traditional method, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) network study. A stillbirth occurs when a baby dies in the womb prior to delivery at or after 20 weeks of gestation. In the United States, stillbirth occurs in one of every 160 births.