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Stillbirth incidence increases during COVID-19 pandemic

Key clinical point: Stillbirths have increased during the pandemic compared with a similar, prepandemic period.

Major finding: The incidence of stillbirth was significantly higher in the pandemic period (n = 16 [9 per 1,000 births]) than in the prepandemic period (n = 4 [2 per 1,000 births]) (difference, 7 per 1,000 births, 95% confidence interval, 1.83-12.0; P = .01).

Study details: A retrospective study of prepandemic and pandemic pregnancy outcomes at a London hospital.

Disclosures: One doctor reported receiving grants outside of the submitted work. No other potential conflicts of interest were noted.