Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Early Stillbirths up by 14% in Canada

I was poking around the internet when I came across a StatsCan database on stillbirths.

From 2000 to 2006 the number of early stillbirths rose by 14%.

Whereas the number of "later" stillbirths remained stable.


I'm no statistician, but I can't believe that this is due to natural causes.

Are there more late-term abortions in Canada?

Is IVF contributing to more stillbirths? (e.g. fetal reductions, unhealthy fetuses)

I wonder.