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.
Multiple research studies have investigated the impact of short-term,
intense stress on pregnancy, but little is known about the effect of
prolonged stress like that felt by women affected by the stresses of
military or political life.
Researchers from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Peking University published a study in the journal Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy regarding the effectiveness of intracranial KCI injection as an alternative to intrathoracic KCI injection.
When my next door neighbor told me she had suffered a miscarriage, I
wasn’t sure how to react. I hadn’t even known she was pregnant, so the
announcement came as a complete shock. It turned out, she had not known
she was pregnant either.
I didn’t know what ectopic pregnancies were, but didn’t want to pry.
What were these pregnancies, and why were they different from the miscarriages I had generally heard linked with her phrasing?
How much potential does advanced maternal age have for resulting in
adverse pregnancy results outcome? In other words, when is the
expiration date for a woman's eggs?
is a loss of life and parenthood and though men may not like to show it,
miscarriage deals a huge blow to the hearts of men.
There is very little information about the safety of IVF while
breastfeeding; probably because most fertility doctors suggest waiting
until baby has been weaned.
If you've ever had a miscarriage, and I hope you never have, it can feel
like one of the most lonely, isolating events of your life.
Unfortunately miscarriage, while incredibly common, is still one of
those taboo topics that are rarely discussed.
Not only are you emotionally dealing with the loss of a pregnancy, but
the physical effects (hormonal imbalance, cramping, and bleeding) will
likely magnify all those emotions.
During regular check-ups doctors check for proper fetal growth and
development, but they are also looking for symptoms that may be
associated with the 10 most common pregnancy complications.
Growing up I never once thought about the possibility of losing a child.
Our first pregnancy ended in miscarriage just before Father’s Day. The
idea of celebrating my short time as a father didn’t dawn on me until I
received a card from my wife.
Ustekinumab is a medication used for the treatment of plaque psoriasis. Researchers from the Aristotle University Medical School in Greece
believe there could be a connection between the drug and spontaneous
According to researchers at the University Medical Centre Utrecht in the
Netherlands, after the first miscarriage, women remain more positive
about future pregnancies, but two or more miscarriages changes the
woman’s mental perspective.
Studies have indicated a possible connection between blood homocysteine levels and unexplained recurrent pregnancy loss (URPL).
When women suffer an ectopic pregnancy as the first pregnancy, the effect lasts a lifetime. Ectopic pregnancies occur when the fertilized egg implants in the fallopian tube. The egg splits and grows in a tight space until pain develops.
When you become pregnant, there is a small chance you could have a blighted ovum. Blighted ovum is also known as early pregnancy failure. It occurs when an egg has been fertilized and plants itself in the uterus, but then stops developing.
One of the major reasons that you receive prenatal care and deliver in a hospital is that you want to identify certain complications in pregnancy early on and prevent them from happening.
A miscarriage is one of the hardest times a family can face. If you’ve had a miscarriage, your feeling of loss is great, and rightfully so. Miscarriages, or spontaneous abortions, only happen in 10%-25% of pregnancies.
A single progesterone measurement for women in early pregnancy presenting with bleeding or pain and inconclusive ultrasound assessments can rule out a viable pregnancy.
Along with the good news that you are pregnant, comes the stress of having a failed pregnancy or miscarriage. Although, every woman worries about the risk of miscarrying to a certain extent, each woman has her own set of risk factors.
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.
This study showed that a single blood progesterone test may help women who have a threatened miscarriage with bleeding and/or pain and an unclear sonogram find out early in pregnancy whether they are miscarrying or have an ectopic pregnancy.
Once conception occurs men typically think of the pregnancy as being a
female “thing.” Women carry the baby for the duration of the pregnancy,
so the donation of one (or more) sperm to the fertilization of the egg
is the only real connection a man has with birth –right?
There is nothing more painful than losing a pregnancy in the second or
third trimester. Late pregnancy loss, while uncommon, could be a sign of future
at least five clinically recognized miscarriages while my husband and I
were trying to start a family. The doctor's would often spend little
time explaining to me what had happened biologically but no doctor spent any
time discussing with me what would happen emotionally.
As someone who experienced multiple miscarriages while trying to
conceive, I know the first trimester is when you are most at-risk for
loss. I was thrilled when I hit that 14-week mark.
Antiphospholipid syndrome, also referred to as Hughes syndrome, is a
condition of the immune system that causes “sticky blood.” The condition
attacks both men and women and can cause pregnancy complications.
Bleeding during pregnancy can be one of the scariest events on earth. Immediately your mind starts preparing for a lost pregnancy or miscarriage, but bleeding during pregnancy is not always an indication of impending miscarriage.
According to research completed by QUT (Queensland University of
Technology), pregnant women need to stay cool during the first 28 weeks
of pregnancy to decrease the risk of miscarriage and birth defects.