Latest miscarriage Stories

2010-12-02 15:20:08

Pregnancy loss and risk of cardiovascular disease: A prospective population-based cohort study (EPIC-Heidelberg) Recurrent miscarriage increases a woman's chance of having a heart attack fivefold in later life, indicates research published online in the journal Heart. Research indicates that miscarriage is one of the commonest complications of pregnancy, occurring in up to one in five pregnancies. The authors base their findings on more than 11,500 women who were taking part in the Heidelberg...

2010-11-04 14:37:52

Novel serum test may help diagnose early pregnancy location and outcome Researchers may have identified a promising novel diagnostic biomarker for ectopic pregnancy, according to a study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM). In the western world, deaths from ectopic pregnancy are not common but in the developing world one in ten women who are admitted with an ectopic pregnancy die. An ectopic pregnancy is an abnormal...

2010-10-27 10:03:38

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Genetic factors increase susceptibility of pregnancy disorders, such as miscarriage, preeclampsia, and fetal growth restriction. These disorders are detrimental to both baby and mother, but with better understanding of the genetics involved these problems could be solved. A successful pregnancy begins with the invasion of the lining of the uterus by fetal cells, called trophoblasts, which become the main cell type of the placenta. Inadequate trophoblast invasion of the...

2010-10-25 16:10:26

A team of researchers, led by Ashley Moffett, at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, has shed new light on genetic factors that increase susceptibility to and provide protection from common disorders of pregnancy, specifically recurrent miscarriage, preeclampsia, and fetal growth restriction. A key step in the initiation of a successful pregnancy is the invasion of the lining of the uterus by fetal cells known as trophoblasts, which become the main cell type of the placenta....

2010-10-19 07:37:17

Attain Fertility Centers and The AFA Produce Educational Video About Recurrent Miscarriage Purchase, NY (PRWEB) October 18, 2010 One of the most heartbreaking experiences women may find themselves going through is recurrent pregnancy loss or miscarriage. In a recent educational video by The American Fertility Association (http://theafa.org/), titled "What is Recurrent Miscarriage?", many troubling questions are answered and much hope is offered to prospective parents. The video, funded by...

2010-08-06 12:45:00

Doctors say that women who have had a miscarriage do not need to wait before trying to get pregnant again. A study found that conceiving within six months offered the best chance for a healthy pregnancy. The findings, which were based on a study of 30,000 women, counter international guidelines that women should wait at least six months before trying again. Doctors wrote in the British Medical Journal that the study would help them reassure and advise patients. The researchers looked at...

2010-07-22 12:55:00

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists said Thursday that a cup of coffee a day during pregnancy probably would not increase a woman's risk of miscarriage or premature birth. Studies have had conflicting findings, until recently, about the effect of moderate caffeine consumption on pregnancy complications. But, "I think it's time to comfortably say that it's okay to have a cup of coffee during pregnancy," Dr. William Barth, the chair of a College committee that reviewed the...

2010-06-28 11:20:00

Fertility doctors say overweight women are twice as likely to miscarry an IVF baby compared to those with a healthier weight. The doctors say that the increased risk is so great that they believe a warning should be included in counseling for couples before they embark on a course of fertility treatment. Women who conceive naturally are known to have a greater chance of miscarrying if their body mass index is 25 or higher, but the picture has been less clear for women carrying babies...

2010-06-16 14:00:44

Research published this week in PLoS Medicine finds that pregnant women with an inherited condition that makes them more likely to form blood clots only face a small increase in the risk that they might have a miscarriage or stillbirth. The findings also show that there is no significant association between this condition, known as inherited thrombophilia, and placenta-related problems in pregnancy, suggesting that the prescription of drugs to women with thrombophilia to prevent these...

2010-06-01 07:12:12

A new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) found a 68% increase in the overall risk of miscarriage in pregnant women using antidepressants. Antidepressants are widely used in pregnancy and up to 3.7% of women will use them at some point during the first trimester. Discontinuing treatment can result in a depressive relapse which can put mother and baby at risk. Most previous studies on the use of antidepressants in pregnancy did not look at miscarriages as a main...

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