The definition of still birth is a baby who has been born after 24 weeks of pregnancy but did not breathe or show any signs of life.
It is usually the result of some congenital abnormality or fetal anoxia. Fetal anoxia is starvation of oxygen, which can occur because of: cord prolapse, the placenta not functioning properly, the placenta coming away from the uterine wall, medical conditions such as diabetes, intrauterine infection or a traumatic delivery. Acupuncture after a still birth can be of benefit to the mother and can do a great deal to restore the spirit.
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