If your baby dies before you have a chance to get the necessary medical treatment, then there’s a good chance you’re not going to be able to get it back.
If you’re still wondering, that’s because the National Abortion Federation (NAF) says the chances of getting your baby back are “less than 50%” and the chances are even lower for babies who survive.
“I would be extremely surprised if I could get them back,” said Dr Jennifer Ritter, a professor of obstetrics and gynaecology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, and an author of the study.
“The odds of getting a baby back if the baby is in the womb and dies are just 0.1 per cent.”
But there are other ways to prevent a child’s death, including caesarean sections, epidurals and the use of birth control.
There’s no evidence that any of these methods prevent a baby from dying, but Dr Ritter says the data isn’t conclusive.
“We need to do more studies in this area,” she said.
“There are definitely other options that we don’t know about.”
And as for how often a child might survive, the NAF says the odds of surviving at any given time in a pregnancy are “much lower” than the odds you might in a normal pregnancy.
“There is a possibility that some women will survive,” Dr Ritcher said.
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If you’re really, really sick, you’re much more likely to die.”
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