stillbirth

noun
still·​birth | \ ˈstil-ˌbərth How to pronounce stillbirth (audio) , -ˈbərth \

Definition of stillbirth

: the birth of a dead fetus

Examples of stillbirth in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While healthy people may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, the infection can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women, the notice stated. Kate Gibson, CBS News, "White Castle recalls frozen burgers over listeria fears," 10 Dec. 2019 The bacteria can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. Madeline Holcombe, CNN, "White Castle issues recall of frozen sliders over possible listeria contamination," 10 Dec. 2019 While healthy individuals may experience short-term symptoms such as a high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, a listeria infection can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. Gabrielle Chung, PEOPLE.com, "White Castle Issues Recall of Frozen Sliders Over Possible Listeria Contamination," 9 Dec. 2019 Symptoms include high fever, severe headache, nausea, and abdominal pain, and the infection can lead to miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women. BostonGlobe.com, "Trader Joe’s recalled several of its prepared sushi products after the FDA found they may have been contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, a bacterium that can cause a serious infection, at a supplier’s facility in Brockton, officials said.," 6 Dec. 2019 Within five years, the stillbirth rate in Iowa dropped by a whopping 28 percent. Gillian Brockell, Washington Post, "Here are all the things I didn’t know about stillbirth, until it happened to me," 15 Oct. 2019 In 2017, an extensive review of previous research on maternal health and climate change found that there are significant connections between extremes in temperatures and premature birth, low birthweight, and stillbirth. BostonGlobe.com, "Global Change Research Program Report," 29 Sep. 2019 After that, a pregnancy loss is known as stillbirth. Korin Miller, SELF, "Here’s When to See a Doctor About Period Clots," 1 Mar. 2019 Listeriosis infections during pregnancy can lead to miscarriage, stillbirth, premature delivery or infection of the newborn. Jack Guy, CNN, "Listeria outbreak infects 175 people during peak tourist season in Spain," 22 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of stillbirth

1880, in the meaning defined above

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14 Dec 2019

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“Stillbirth.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stillbirth. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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stillbirth

noun
How to pronounce stillbirth (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of stillbirth

: the birth of a dead baby

stillbirth

noun
still·​birth | \ ˈstil-ˌbərth, -ˈbərth How to pronounce stillbirth (audio) \

Medical Definition of stillbirth

: the birth of a dead fetus — compare live birth

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