A stillborn baby is a baby born after the 24th week of pregnancy with no signs of life. Around 11 stillborn babies are born every day in the UK and 1 in every 200 births results in stillbirth.

In the majority of cases it is caused by problems with the placenta. Other causes include congenital abnormalities, pre-eclampsia and infections.

The Genesis Research Trust is committed to funding research into the mechanisms that cause stillbirth and late miscarriage and identifying how stillbirths can be prevented.

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