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A 46-year-old member asked:

how does antiphospholipid antibody syndrome cause miscarriage?

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Dr. William Boelter
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Autoimmune: Apl syndrome is an autoimmune disease in the same general catagory as lupus. It causes abnormal blood clotting , and attacks the body to disrupt normal funtion. Not only does it affect early pregnancy but women's spllens have been removed during a pregnancy to try to keep from pg loss. You need expert maternal-fetal doctor care before and during the pg!

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A 44-year-old member asked:

How can I prevent having a miscarriage as a result of amniocentesis or cvs?

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Dr. Terrence Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Follow instructions: No matter what you do, there is always a risk of miscarriage following these procedures. Most doctors who perform them will tell you to limit your activity for 24-48 hours after the procedure. Make sure to follow all instructions you are given to minimize the risk of miscarriage.
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Ask the doctor their own rates especially for cvs and no doubt the more experience a physician has the lower the risks usually in their hands.
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A 30-year-old member asked:

How can I support a loved one who has had a miscarriage?

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Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Listen: Offer sympathy and understanding. Avoid cliches, platitudes, or judgments. Sometimes saying nothing, just being there and listening is best. Let them know it's ok to grieve. Each of us will go through the process differently and take a different amount of time. Frequently everyone forgets dad, but he's hurting and trying to be strong for his partner.
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How long do I have to wait to conceive after a c-section and still birth?

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Dr. Felecia Dawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
6-8 weeks: Your body should technically be healed from the surgery in 6-8 weeks. Make sure you have emotionally and spiritually healed from your loss, which usually takes longer. Some research shows that spacing your pregnancies out to 2-3 years is better for the mother and child. That may not be practical in situations of loss or older prospective moms.
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What does it mean to test positive for the IgG antibody to rubella virus?

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Immunity: Having IgG antibody to rubella indicates that you have developed immunity to the virus either through prior exposure or vaccination.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Is it true that emotional stress can cause a miscarriage?

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Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
No: There's no data to suggest that emotional stress increases miscarriage rate. Many women are stressed at various times, and when a stressed woman miscarries she tends to think it was because of the stress - but there isn't any data to confirm this as a cause. There is really nothing a woman can do or not do to cause a miscarriage, short of taking a pill for medical abortion.

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