Priority 5 from the Stillbirth PSP

UNCERTAINTY: Can the wider use of existing tests and monitoring procedures, especially in later pregnancy, and the development and implementation of novel tests (biomarkers) in the mother or in early pregnancy, help prevent stillbirth? (JLA PSP Priority 5)
Overall ranking 5
JLA question ID 0029/5
Evidence Unanswered except for syphilis screening
Health Research Classification System category Reproductive Health and Childbirth
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples Can additional/alternative routine tests or additional/closer monitoring, especially in the third trimester of pregnancy or at/after full term, help prevent stillbirth eg placenta checks, blood tests of maternal liver function, monitoring weight gain/loss, especially when the fetus appears to be growing appropriately?
Submitted by 24 respondents (from: Parent, Parent/Professional, Professional & Friend/Family, Obstetrician, Friend/Family, Charity Worker)
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0029
PSP name Stillbirth
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 346  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 2 February 2015