The UAMS departments of Pathology, OB/GYN, Pediatrics (Neonatology) and Arkansas Fetal Diagnosis and Management would like to provide you with some information about the types of examinations we can perform in order to determine potential causes for your loss.
Pathology Examinations for Pregnancy and Newborn Loss
Many questions arise after the death of a baby. Why did this happen? Will it happen again? The answers to these questions vary from family to family. They may affect the way that you grieve your loss. They may also have implications for future pregnancies.
The decision to have examinations of your baby’s body can be very difficult. You may find others trying to influence this decision as they try to “spare” you additional pain. Our experience, and medical research, indicates that many parents regret the decision not to have further evaluations done. Determining potential causes and risks for recurrence may aid in your grieving process.