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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. Tanya Russo
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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


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Can anyone recommend any resources about coping after pregnancy loss?

Meditation: Meditation, prayers beleif in god , spiritual beliefs believe in karma theory making yourself strong. ...Read more

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Can anyone recommend any treatment for coping after pregnancy loss?

Can anyone recommend any treatment for coping after pregnancy loss?

Support & find cause: Psychological support from friends and family. Counselors are available: OB or fertility clinic can give recommendations. Support from others with infertility or pregnancy loss in online communities. Medically, see a fertility specialist (rei) for possible causes of miscarriage and testing options. 2 losses is recurrent miscarriage, not 3. Some causes can be treated to prevent loss. Best wishes. ...Read more

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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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How can you survive after more than one pregnancy loss?

How can you survive after more than one pregnancy loss?

Being emotionally st: It is emotionally devastating spirituality, prayers , belief in god helps also theory of karma belief helps. ...Read more

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How soon are you allowed to try again after pregnancy loss?

1 month or longer: After one miscarriage, it's best to wait a month; there is some evidence of a higher chance of another loss in the first month. After two or more miscarriages (recurrent pregnancy loss) you should see a reproductive endocrinology and infertility (rei) specialist to look for causes before you get pregnant again. After one loss you should see an rei if it took a year or more to conceive. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever experienced 3rd unintentional pregnancy loss like this?

Has anyone ever experienced 3rd unintentional pregnancy loss like this?

Pregnancy: Sorry for your losses. I have had few patients that have gone thru similar incidents, did well with psychotherapy & referral to ob/gyn. ...Read more

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What are the tests for recent pregnancy loss?

What are the tests for recent pregnancy loss?

Testing for cause(s): Many possible causes of recurrent pregnancy loss = 2 or more miscarriages. Blood tests, ultrasound, & Clomid (clomiphene) challenge test for low egg supply. Ultrasound, hysterosalpingogram (hsg) for uterine septum, polyps or fibroids. Blood work for abnormal antibodies, blood clotting disorders, hormonal issues. Sperm test. Chromosome tests, maybe. See a reproductive endocrinology/ infertility (rei) specialist. ...Read more

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What are the tests for recurrent pregnancy loss?

Testing for cause(s): Many possible causes of recurrent pregnancy loss = 2 or more miscarriages. Blood tests, ultrasound, & Clomid (clomiphene) challenge test for low egg supply. Ultrasound, hysterosalpingogram (hsg) for uterine septum, polyps or fibroids. Blood work for abnormal antibodies, blood clotting disorders, hormonal issues. Sperm test. Chromosome tests, maybe. See a reproductive endocrinology/ infertility (rei) specialist. ...Read more

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Is hyperglycemia be related to the pregnancy loss?

Is hyperglycemia be related to the pregnancy loss?

Probably: Diabetes during pregnancy can be a problem or not depending on how closely the diabetes is controlled. Generally, the better the conrtol the better the outcome. Since there was hyperglycemia, it probably was related to the loss. One should realize, however, that pregnency losses can happen in women who do not have diabetes. ...Read more

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What is the connection between endometriosis and pregnancy loss?

What is the connection between endometriosis and pregnancy loss?

Don't know for sure: No good evidence yet that endometriosis is a cause of recurrent miscarriage (2 or more losses). Endo. May affect embryo implantation, which affects getting pregnant not staying pregnant. Auto-immune antibodies (antiphospholipid antibodies or apa) are more common in women with endometriosis even with no losses. Apa cause some cases of recurrent miscarriage. Need big studies to find if linked or not. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: recurrent pregnancy loss?

Recurrent miscarriag: The definition of recurrent pregnancy loss is 3 miscarriages. The chance of a miscarriage with any pregnancy depends on your age but average is 20%. Doctors will investigate possible causes after 2 or 3 miscarriages. Possible causes include abnormal embryo, low Progesterone , polyp in the uterus, or immune issues. ...Read more

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Is it genes or lifestyle or both that make it likely to get pregnancy loss?

Is it genes or lifestyle or both that make it likely to get pregnancy loss?

Both: Both....But remember if there was something you could do to make yourself loose a pregnancy, there would be no need for abortion clinics. I say this because my patients tend to blame themselves. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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I'm 21 and used to have 30-35d cycle. But had a loss at 20w for ic. Af is regular but cycle is 28-30d. Can cycle length change after pregnancy loss?

I'm 21 and used to have 30-35d cycle. But had a loss at 20w for ic. Af is regular but cycle is 28-30d. Can cycle length change after pregnancy loss?

Normal periods : Normal periods come every 21 to 35 days. Since you are perfectly in the normal range then there's no reason to think that you have actually had a change. You're having normal. So there's no reason to be concerned. The pregnancy loss would not be an issue. ...Read more

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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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Can infertility or pregnancy loss emotions be triggered years later?

Can infertility or pregnancy loss emotions be triggered years later?

Yes, variable: Infertility and pregnancy loss are emotional, stressful events in anyone's life. I suspect that this is true for similarly emotional times in people's lives. I am not a psychiatrist but my experience suggests your suspicions are correct. We have great mental health professionals who can assist you dealing with these feelings. Hopefully, you had a successful outcome to balance the losses. ...Read more

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What's a normal time frame a person can lactate after pregnancy loss? Is 2 months normal?

What's a normal time frame a person can lactate after pregnancy loss?  Is 2 months normal?

Varies: There is no set “normal” time. Factors include the gestational age at the time of loss, body weight, other medications and your natural ability to lactate. ...Read more

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I'm 21 and my husband is 31. What is the average time for a healthy couple to conceive after a pregnancy loss? When should consult if nothing happen?

At least 6 mos: It takes an average couple 3 months to get pregnant. I would not seek help until at least 6 months, though up to year is still considered normal. Because there is a high risk of miscarriage again if get pregnant too quickly most docs will recommend waiting 2 months after the miscarriage before trying. ...Read more

Dr. Seth Derman
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Miscarriage (Definition)

A "lay" term for early pregnancy loss usually prior to the second trimester. Physician's use the term "spontaneous abortion" to describe these events, but the word "abortion" in lay use has come to connote only ...Read more


Dr. Gerard Honore
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Pregnancy Loss (Definition)

Pregnancy loss = unintended loss of a pregnancy which could result ...Read more