A miscarriage is the spontaneous loss of a pregnancy also known as a spontaneous abortion. A miscarriage is a pregnancy that ends on its own, usually during the first 10-12 weeks of the pregnancy, and up to the 20th pregnancy week. Up to 50% of all pregnancies and 20-30% of diagnosed pregnancies will end in miscarriage.The majority of miscarriages occur so early in pregnancy, shortly after implantation, that many women did not realize that they were pregnant. . Many of these women didn’t even know that they were pregnant. Most miscarriages are due to a chromosomal abnormality (a damaged egg or sperm), and the older a woman is the more likely a miscarriage will happen. Only few miscarriages happen because of hormonal problems, trauma, improper implantation, exposure to toxic substances, radiation, substance abuse, or severe malnourishment.
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How Long To Wait Before Getting Pregnant After An Early Miscarriage?

I am often asked by my patients "How long should I wait after an early pregnancy loss or miscarriage before getting pregnant again?". These questions usually have several different components. One is, when does fertility begin after a miscarriage, and the other is when is is safe to get pregnant again after a miscarriage.  ... more »
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Can Fetal Heart Rate Predict A Miscarriage?

The fetal heart rate can be seen on ultrasound as early as 5 weeks 1 days of the pregnancy, and usually it's seen by 6 weeks and 0 days. ... more »
preconception care

Pre-Trimester Pregnancy Guide

The pre-trimester is an essential time to save women's lives, start pregnancy in the best possible shape, to improve their chances getting pregnant, having a healthy baby, and surviving pregnancy intact. ... more »
pregnancy spotting

All About Pregnancy Spotting

Pregnancy spotting is common in pregnancy, but that make it any easier to accept. During different times in gestation, pregnancy spotting can occur and the cause will be dependent on several factors. ... more »
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Good News About Morning Sickness!

About 60-80% of all women experience some degree of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy, according to a British journal on nursing.  A new study from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), a branch of the National Institutes of Health in the US, suggests morning sickness ... more »
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7 Things You Did Not Know About Pregnancy in the First Trimester

1)  Baby gender is all about daddy’s input ... more »
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What is stillbirth? ... more »
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Semen Boosts Pregnancy Health, Improves IVF Success Rate

At the International Congress of Immunology held in Australia this year, Sarah Robertson, from the University of Adelaide, presented the results of her recent study that found semen to be valuable in boosting the health of pregnancy and improving in vitro fertilization (IVF) success rate.  Frequent sex with a familiar partner seems to ensure the healthiest pregnancy, even while IVF is in progre ... more »
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FDA Issues Warning for Yeast Infection Drug During Pregnancy

On April 26, 2016, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it was reviewing its current recommendation for using fluconazole to treat yeast infections during pregnancy.  At this time, the FDA approves use of the antifungal medication during pregnancy when taken as a single low-dose treatment but the findings of an extensive Danish study of the drug's use during pregnancy has p ... more »