Spontaneous abortion (SAB), or miscarriage, is the term used for a pregnancy that ends on it's own, within the first 20 weeks of gestation.
Measuring progesterone levels in women with pain or bleeding during early pregnancy is a useful way to help discriminate between a viable and a non-viable pregnancy, finds a study published on bmj.com today.
About 15-percent of women suffer from spontaneous abortion in the first trimester of pregnancy. Doctors and researchers are constantly looking for reasons why these spontaneous abortions occur.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists estimate up to 25% of pregnancies will end in pregnant miscarriage, but why does pregnant miscarriage occur?
After miscarriage, many women have a long list of questions about physical health, mental health and parenthood. Understanding how the body works and what changes happen after miscarriage is often enough to put your mind at ease.
Stress induces a fight or flight effect in the body. When stress is at its highest, physical reactions can include reduced blood flow to extremities, decreased metabolism, and increased focus. During pregnancy, prolonged or extreme stress will result in immediate effects on the body, but the long-term effects may be life changing. Researchers have linked stress early in pregnancy to increased risk of miscarriage.
Successful pregnancy can be predicted with up to 94% accuracy between days 33 and 36 using transvaginal ultrasound to detect 3 markers, gestational sac diameter, yolk sac size, and fetal cardiac activity.
MTHFR stands for Methylene-Tetra-Hydro-Folate-Reductase. Some individuals with the homozygous MTHFR mutation have elevated homocysteine levels. Elevated homocysteine levels are a risk factor for blood clots.
Approximately one in 3-4 known pregnancies are lost within the first trimester to miscarriage. This number is based upon pregnancies that are verified before the miscarriage occurs.
A recurrent miscarriage is when you lose more than 2-3 pregnancies in a row, Most causes of miscarriages are unknown.
What is a miscarriage?
Do women at 35+ years of age have a greater risk of miscarriage?
Does coffee consumption increase my risk of miscarriage?
Can Bacterial Vaginosis cause a miscarriage? I was just reading that it can. My fear is that I've had them in the past and am afraid that if I conceive and get BV that will happen to me.
After a miscarriage, it can take up to six to eight weeks for your
ovulation to return to normal. And then it takes another two weeks for
your period to come.
How often does miscarriage happen?
Was low progesterone the cause of my miscarriage?
What does a recurrent miscarriage indicate?
Immunologic causes and tests for reccurent miscarriage.
What are possible causes of recurrent pregnancy loss?
How likely is a pregnancy loss when I have some spotting early in pregnancy?
Is spotting after chemical pregnancy normal?
A missed abortion is the early loss of a pregnancy, usually before 20 weeks, without any symptoms.
A blighted ovum is another word for a miscarriage or a missed abortion.
It is a pregnancy where the egg is fertilized and implants and attaches
itself to the uterine wall, but the embryo doesn't develop.
Could I be pregnant?
How likely is it that I will have a miscarriage?
What is the cause of recurrent miscarriage and what exams should be done?
When is my urine pregnancy test negative?
How long after a miscarriage should I wait before getting pregnant?
Is a light period one month after miscarriage a problem?