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1st Pregnancy Miscarriage
Dr. Is it true that after 1st pregnancy miscarriage there is a chances of having twins in next pregnancy? Taking folic acid increases twins chances?
No evidence: I had never heard this but searched and found many forums where people said they had heard this, but I could find NO research that shows this is actually true and can not think of why it would be. I did find a study showing women who got pregnant within 6 months of miscarriage had better outcomes. Folic acid does not increase chance of twins but decreases chance of miscarriage & birth defects. ...Read more
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
I had shingles on my 1st pregnancy and i got miscarriage, we are trying to conceive again, is it possible that i might get shingles again?
What can cause bleeding, not spotting, in 1st trimester of pregnancy besides miscarriage, ectopic, and molar?
Implantation: It can be what they call an implantation bleed when a fertilized egg attaches to the uterine wall. It can cause a variety if symptoms - from spotting to a quite significant bleed. ...Read more
I had ovarian cyst surgery 7 weeks ago; dr. Said period in 4-6 wks, but tiredness, heartburn, nausea, clear discharge but neg. Pregnancy test; am 47 year old and miscarried 1st pregnancy in march 2012?
Im 42. Im miscarrying for the 3rd time. 1st were due to chromosome defects. What are my chances of having a successful pregnancy next time.
It depends.: You would only really be able to tell if you and your husband had genetic studies to see if you are carrying an abnormality. Even if both of you are normal, your risk is higher than average at age 42. For a more detailed response www.Askyourgynecologist.Org. ...Read more
What can I do about these symptoms? I am a 44 yr old woman & here is my gynocelogical history: I have had 3 pregnancies in 1 year's time. The 1st one ended in a miscarriage at the end of the 3rd month, the 2nd one, 6 months after the 1st, was an ectopic p
I : I am sorry that you are going through all of that. That is a wide variety of symptoms. The best advice would be to seek out a low cost or no cost clinic in your area. The best start may be to start at planned parenthood who could evaluate your abnormal periods and discharge, and could refer you to another low cost or no cost provider for assessment of your other symptoms. There are providers who will help you so please be sure to start calling to be seen. ...Read more
Unlikely: Although it should not be taken knowingly when pregnant ...Read more
I had miscarriage in march 2012 and want to get pregnant again soon. Had serious liver problems in 1st pregnancy.How should I prepare now?
See Specialist: Dependign on your particular "serious liver problems" during preganncy, yuou shoudl see a maternal fetal medicine (mfm) specialist prior to even tryign to be pregnant to talk about your last pregnancy and what the chance sof it occurign again are. If your condition wa sindeed "serious" do not try to cocneive until you have done so. ...Read more
I'm 35 female, been having drenching night sweats that come and go for years could this be connected to why i recently miscarried on my 1st pregnancy?
Uncertain: Unfortunately, miscarriages are common. So, this might not be related to anything, but your symptoms are intriguing and deserve a workup that would include a thorough review of your cycles and testing for thyroid disease and, if indicated based on the history of your cycles, testing of fsh and Estradiol levels. ...Read more
A miscarriage is the spontaneous loss of a fetus before the 20th week of pregnancy. (Pregnancy losses after the 20th week are called preterm deliveries.) A miscarriage may also be called a "spontaneous abortion." This refers to naturally occurring events, not medical ...Read more
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