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What is Still Born Baby and IUFD

The purpose of this guideline is to help identify high risk populations and aid in the development of risk-reducing interventions.  In addition it is hoped that families will be provided with information about the still born cause of death, as well as emotional guidance.

Definition-Still Born Baby and IUFD

  • Still Born – A still born baby is a baby who is born dead after completing 24 weeks pregnancy.
  • Intra Uterine Fetal Death(IUFD) : The Intrauterine Fetal Death or the death of a fetus weighing at least 500 gms or after 20 or more weeks of gestation.

Procedure

Fetus weight is >500 gms.

  • Information should be provided to the relatives regarding still birth / IUFD.
  • The fetus is to be shown to the mother and relatives.
  • Information should be provided to the relatives regarding funeral and discarding policy.
  • Confirm with the relatives for mortuary facility or fetus dead body to be handed over to them immediately.
  • According to the requirement of mortuary, confirm with the security for vacancy.
  • Vacancy available, guide the relatives to billing department.
  • The fetus is thoroughly cleaned and wrapped in mortuary sheet.
  • Three death cards are utilized while packing the body.
  • One card is placed on the hand of the fetus, second card is placed on the chest above the mortuary sheet and third card is handed over to the security at the main gate after entering into the Dead Label Register Book.
  • The detail of the fetus is recorded in the Death Register and if kept in mortuary, remark is mentioned.
  • Original death certificate and dead body of fetus is handed over to the relatives, signature is taken on the Xerox of the death certificate and death register.
  • Duplicate Xerox copy of death certificate is attached to the Mother’s IPD file.

Fetus weight is <500 gms.

  • Information should be provided to the relatives regarding still birth / IUFD.
  • The fetus is to be shown to the mother and relatives.
  • The fetus is discarded as per HIC Bio-Medical Waste Policy.