Jasper (just_jasper) wrote in little_details,

Causes of early neonatal death at full term

I'm looking to flesh out the back story of a character who lost an infant in the first hours of it's life (rather than a stillbirth), after a full term pregnancy. I've gained lots of knowledge, but I feel I need your community help to make sense of things, and to make working it into the back story easier.

What could cause such fatality? Am I going to need to give the character some other medical issues in order for the cause to "work" (which I'm open to doing so)?

Location: Present day, US

Searched: Researched various conditions, including pre-eclampsia, heart defects, low birth weight, premature birth. Also checked tags.
Tags: ~medicine: reproduction

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