Thankfully stillbirth is rare. However you and your partner will understandably be anxious during your next pregnancy.

The type of antenatal care you have during a future pregnancy could be influenced by any cause of death identified. You might receive extra antenatal care visits, care and support during your next pregnancy.

You may be prescribed medication like aspirin or injections of blood thinners into your tummy to reduce the risk of pregnancy complications. This is prescribed if problems like pre-eclampsia or clotting disorders were diagnosed as the reason your baby died.

Page last reviewed: 28 March 2019
Next review due: 28 March 2022