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antepartum fetal death
death that occurs before the onset of labor
early pregnancy loss
occurs before 20 weeks’ gestation and is most often the result of an abortion
intrapartum fetal death (IPFD)
death that occurs after 20 weeks of gestation and after the onset of labor but before birth
late pregnancy loss
occurs after 20 weeks’ gestation and is commonly defined as intrauterine fetal demise
neonatal death
when a baby dies within the first 28 days of life
neonatal loss
when a newborn dies before 28 days of life
perinatal bereavement
experience of perinatal persons, their partners, support persons, and family members during and after a perinatal loss
perinatal loss
involuntary end of pregnancy after implantation or death of a newborn within 28 days after birth
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