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2011-12-08 16:43:33

Stress in the second and third months of pregnancy can shorten pregnancies, increase the risk of pre-term births and may affect the ratio of boys to girls being born, leading to a decline in male babies. These are the conclusions of a study that investigated the effect on pregnant women of the stress caused by the 2005 Tarapaca earthquake in Chile. Although it has been known for a while that stress may affect the duration of pregnancy, until now, no study has looked at the impact of both...

2011-11-07 10:35:02

Results from multicenter NIH PROMISSE study find pregnancy safe for 80 percent of women with lupus Promising research led by investigators at Hospital for Special Surgery may offer hope for women with lupus who once thought that pregnancy was too risky. Results from the multicenter National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded PROMISSE initiative, being presented Monday, Nov. 7 and then during a press conference on Tuesday, Nov. 8, during the American College of Rheumatology's 2011 Annual...

2011-10-21 05:29:26

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — A natural disaster can cause more than just physical damage.  According to a recent study, assisted reproductive technology cycles from around the country show that both miscarriages and preterm births among ART patients increased in the months following Hurricane Katrina. “Women were considerably more likely to miscarry, spontaneously abort, and preterm deliver before 37 weeks, as we defined it,” stated S.K. Jindal, PhD, Ob/Gyn and president of...

2011-10-19 13:01:58

Significant underrepresentation of minorities, extended grieving period among surprising findings of U-M-led study Nearly one in six pregnancies end in miscarriage or stillbirth, but parents' losses are frequently minimized or not acknowledged by friends, family or the community. "Women who have not gone through a stillbirth don't want to hear about my birth, or what my daughter looked like, or anything about my experience," said one woman, responding in a University of Michigan Health...

2011-10-17 09:20:47

Scientists have discovered an enzyme that acts as a 'fertility switch', in a study published in Nature Medicine today. High levels of the protein are associated with infertility, while low levels make a woman more likely to have a miscarriage, the research has shown. The findings have implications for the treatment of infertility and recurrent miscarriage and could also lead to new contraceptives. Around one in six women have difficulty getting pregnant and one in 100 women trying to...

2011-10-14 09:57:11

The current ultrasound test to diagnose miscarriage in early pregnancy is based on limited evidence, raising questions about its reliability, according to a new paper published by researchers at Queen Mary, University of London. The researchers say that there is an urgent need to conduct a large-scale study for us to be confident that diagnosis of miscarriage is correct in every case using the ultrasound measurements. When a miscarriage is suspected, the standard test is an ultrasound...

2011-10-14 09:46:01

Diagnosis guidelines may be inadequate to help clinicians detect viable pregnancies thought to be miscarriages Current guidelines that help clinicians decide whether a woman has had a miscarriage are inadequate and not reliable, and following them may lead to the inadvertent termination of wanted pregnancies. This is the conclusion of a series of papers published in the international journal Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. "This research shows that the current guidance on how to...

2011-09-28 11:42:56

This hypothesis had never been proven before in humans, and it has been demonstrated by University of Granada researchers. Spontaneous abortion is estimated to affect 15 percent of women, mainly in the first trimester of pregnancy. Scientists at the University of Granada have confirmed that a low plasma level of copper and zinc in pregnant women may be a factor associated with spontaneous abortion, a hypothesis that had not been confirmed to date, and which had never been proven in humans...

2011-09-28 09:14:57

Researchers have found the first, firm evidence that fibroids are associated with recurrent miscarriages. They have also discovered that if they removed the fibroids that distorted the inside of the womb, the risk of miscarriage in the second trimester of pregnancy was reduced dramatically — to zero. The study, which is published online in Europe's leading reproductive medicine journal Human Reproduction today (Wednesday), is the culmination of 20 years of investigation into...


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