Abortion and stillbirth: FAQ

by Claudia Ravaldi

To clarify the medical aspects and the checks to do or not to do in case of miscarriage and stillbirth, download the new document from CiaoLapo Onlus.

Doctor Valentina Pontello, specialist in gynecology and obstetrics and person-centered counselor, has been collaborating with CiaoLapo Onlus for years, and has answered hundreds of questions over time on our forum. To make it easier for all users to find information, she wrote this document, which collects the most frequent questions asked by bereaved parents over the past ten years and its comprehensive answers, based on the available scientific evidence updated to June 2016.

The topics covered in the document are:
Early miscarriage (in the first 10 weeks)
Late abortion (> 10 WEEKS) and fetal intrauterine death (MEF)
Preterm birth
Could abortion / stillbirth / preterm birth be prevented?
They told me the baby was big, can placental insufficiency be ruled out?
WHERE TO BE FOLLOWED?
WHERE NOT TO BE FOLLOWED?
WHICH EXAMS TO DO?
When can I start looking for a new pregnancy?
My periods after childbirth / abortion are not regular, why?
The therapies

You can find the FAQ document Abortion and death in utero, in pdf format, here on our website and on the website of Dr. Pontello, here .

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