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Dr. Gerard Honore
1,110 doctors shared insights

Pregnancy Loss (Overview)

Pregnancy loss = unintended loss of a pregnancy which could result in miscarriage or stillbirth.


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Rapid weight gain during early pregnancy?

Rapid weight gain during early pregnancy?

D/w ob-gyn: You should d/w your ob-gyn what is appropriate wt gain for you. Women who are thinner to begin with are expected to gain more wt than women who are overweight or obese when they become pregnant. ...Read more

Dr. Gerard Honore
1,110 doctors shared insights

Pregnancy Loss (Overview)

Pregnancy loss = unintended loss of a pregnancy which could result in miscarriage or stillbirth.


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Rapid weight loss affects menstrual period?

Rapid weight loss affects menstrual period?

That is possible: Rapid weight loss, hyper-exercising and markedly low BMI can lead to missed or late periods. ...Read more

Dr. Mary David Dr. David
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Pregnancy loss (Tip)

Know that one miscarriage does not decrease your chances of having a normal pregnancy. ...See more

Dr. Barbara Lavi Dr. Lavi
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Coping with Pregnancy Loss (Checklist)

Find and attend a support group
Weekly
Consider meeting with a therapist with your spouse
Monthly
Talk with family and friends about how you are feeling
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What are some ways of coping with pregnancy loss?

What are some ways of coping with pregnancy loss?

HELP organization: This is a wonderful organization, help after neonatal death, that has been good to many of us. I think pregnancy loss is a place where people who haven't experienced it really don't understand. They often say the wrong things in the wrong way and the help people really get it. I'm sorry for your loss. ...Read more

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Dr. Mary David Dr. David
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Pregnancy loss (Tip)

Most spontaneous abortions occur because there was something the matter with the baby. ...See more

Dr. Charles Whiting Dr. Whiting
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Coping with a Miscarriage (Checklist)

See your doctor to make sure you are medically all right
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Keep perspective. One in five pregnancies end in a miscarriage
daily
I'ts probably not your fault. Making a human is complex
daily
Grieve. You've had a death in the family. It takes time to grieve
daily
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Are there symptoms that predict pregnancy loss?

Are there symptoms that predict pregnancy loss?

Pain. bleeding: Pelvic pain, bleeding. Cramps, passing of clots and tissue from vagina. ...Read more

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What causes hair loss during pregnancy?

What causes hair loss during pregnancy?

Hormonal effects: Pregnancy hormonal effects cause both an increase and a decrease in hair growth. Scalp hair appears thicker or denser during gestation due to slowing of the normal progression of hairs from anagen (the'growing' stage)to telogen (the 'resting' stage), thereby creating a relative increase in anagen hair 1 to 5 months postpartum, however, the percentage of telogen hairs occurs and hair loss is noted. ...Read more

Dr. Jason Campbell Dr. Campbell
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Preventing Pregnancy (Checklist)

Take birth control pills at the same time each day as directed
Daily
Associate taking the pills with a common activity done daily
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Be aware of medications that could interfere with your birth control
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Use barrier protection to prevent sexually transmitted diseases
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Pregnancy loss prevention site?

Pregnancy loss prevention site?

Good overview here: Good overview here: http://bit.Ly/jywgzb - dr kutteh "wrote some of the book" on recurrent pregnancy loss (2 miscarriages or more). One study helped find the right treatment for a common immune cause of pregnancy loss (antiphospholipid antibodies), another showed that tests should be done after 2 miscarriages not 3. See reproductive endocrinology / infertility specialist for tests and prevention. ...Read more

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Treating Toxoplasmosis in pregnancy (Checklist)

Spiramycin if no foetal infection till end of pregnancy
3x day
Pyrimethamine and sulfadiazine if foetal infection present
daily
Counseling wrt sequelae , amniocentesis and regular follow up
yearly
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Is having a full period 1 week after your normal period ended ended a pregnancy sign or loss of virginity side effect. 17 years old?

Is having a full period 1 week after your normal period ended ended a pregnancy sign or loss of virginity side effect. 17 years old?

Take a pregnancy tes: Irregulars struck periods is not uncommon. However, the first thing to check is a pregnancy test. You can purchase them at any drug store. Either way you should see your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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Is hair loss normal in pregnancy?

Is hair loss normal in pregnancy?

Yes: Alopecia, or hair loss can be a common occurrence in pregnancy. Stress is a common cause of alopecia, and your body is undergoing a type of physical stress. This can also be a sign of a low thyroid state, which can also be common in pregnancy, so you may consider having your provider check a tsh, free t3, (liothyronine) free T4 ( i also check reverse t3) to make sure that your thyroid is in balance. ...Read more

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Dr. Carrie Giordano Dr. Giordano
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Managing Pregnancy Complications (Checklist)

Keep all of your scheduled appointments with your gynecologist
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Contact your doctor if you experience unusual symptoms
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Monitor the baby's kick counts during your third trimester
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Discuss the optimal time for delivery with your gynecologist
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Is rapid weight loss one of HIV early signs?

Is rapid weight loss one of HIV early signs?

Weight loss & HIV: HIV can indeed cause weight loss but usually this is in the end stages when the virus has been causing infection for 7 or 8 years already. HIV infection in the beginning may not have any clear recognizable symptoms-- that's partly what makes it so dangerous. Good to get tested if unsure because the meds could save your life. Always good to practice safe sex too, because of other STDs. ...Read more

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Having a Healthy Pregnancy (Checklist)

Don't smoke
daily
Take a walk: walking promotes easier labor
daily
Take prenatal vitamins with folate to reduce birth defects
daily
Eat a healthy diet, including lots of fruit and dairy products
daily
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Dr. Seth Derman
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Miscarriage (Definition)

A condition in which a woman experiences a loss of a pregnancy, typically prior ...Read more