IMPROVING THE PREDICTION AND DETECTION OF CONTRIBUTORS TO TERM STILLBIRTH

Grant number: 1065854 | Funding period: 2014 - 2017

Completed

Abstract

Stillbirths are a global human tragedy, with 1 in 130 of all pregnancies in Australia ending in stillbirth. We propose to use ultrasound and blood markers to improve the detection of babies who are not growing well, a leading risk factor for stillbirth. Sleep position has also been associated with stillbirth, so we will study fetal heart rate responses during an overnight sleep study to see if breathing events overnight may be an important contributor to stillbirth in growth restricted fetuses.