Predicting Antepartum StillbirthSMITH, GORDON C. S. MD, PhDClinical Obstetrics & Gynecology: September 2010 - Volume 53 - Issue 3 - pp 597-606 doi: 10.1097/GRF.0b013e3181eb64a6 Stillbirth Abstract Author Information Abstract Stillbirth affects approximately 1 in 200 pregnancies and is one of the most common serious complications of pregnancy. Stillbirth can occur as a consequence of diverse processes, including fetal abnormality, isoimmunization, infection, maternal preeclampsia, placental abruption, maternal medical conditions, complications of labor and delivery, growth restriction, and also often occurs in the absence of an apparent cause or predisposing factor. This review summarizes a number of factors which identify women at increased risk of stillbirth, including maternal characteristics, blood tests, and biophysical tests. Author Information Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Cambridge University, Rosie Maternity Hospital, Cambridge, United Kingdom Correspondence: Gordon C.S. Smith, MD, PhD, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Cambridge, University, Rosie Maternity Hospital, Robinson Way, Cambridge CB2 2QQ, UK. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org © 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.