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I had the anti d injection with my first pregnancy after 2 miscarriages and everything was fine. now 5 weeks pregnant. do i need it again??

I had the anti d injection with my first pregnancy after 2 miscarriages and everything was fine. now 5 weeks pregnant. do i need it again??

Very likely: When a woman's blood type is "rh negative" and the father's blood type is not known, a woman will receive Anti d after a miscarriage. She will also receive Anti d at 28 weeks of a viable pregnancy, because the risk for production of antibodies after 28 weeks increases and the shot will last until 40 weeks. The father is typically assumed to be "Rh positive" - because the doctor doesn't know better ...Read more

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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I had a very healthy first pregnancy and miscarried on the second at ten weeks what are the chanced of a miscarriage again?

I had a very healthy first pregnancy and miscarried on the second at ten weeks what are the chanced of a miscarriage again?

Low chances: Unless there are physical changes in your cervix the chances of miscarriage are low. Most of the miscarriages in first trimester are due to genetic reasons in fetus. ...Read more

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Miscarriage 2 mos ago, first pregnancy at 39. Is it possible to get pregnant again? Feel symptoms again not sure what to do

Miscarriage 2 mos ago, first pregnancy at 39. Is it possible to get pregnant again? Feel symptoms again not sure what to do

Sure it is!!: Get tested to see if you are pregnant. If you are, get in right away to see your OB. Get on prenatal vitamins with folic acid, hopefully you are already taking that. The fact that you had one miscarriage does not mean anything for future pregnancies. If you are pregnant, CONGRATS! ...Read more

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Wondering if i could be pregnant. First pregnancy i miscarried but positive test 4 days before period. Three days before period today and neg test ?

Wondering if i could be pregnant. First pregnancy i miscarried but positive test 4 days before period. Three days before period today and neg test ?

Patience: A woman with regular periods can wait until her period comes. Only if her normal, regular period doesn't come does she need to check a pregnancy test. If her normal, regular period occurs at the expected time, then she is not pregnant. ...Read more

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41 at first pregnancy this year, miscarriage. Preg. again shortly after. Why at this age im suddenly able to get pregnant, when never pregnant before?

41 at first pregnancy this year, miscarriage. Preg. again shortly after. Why at this age im suddenly able to get pregnant, when never pregnant before?

Serendipity: Perhaps your partner's sperm count was low, perhaps you had a reproductive problem that corrected itself, etc. Who knows?, but what is important is that you are pregnant now. ...Read more

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I miscarried in august with my first pregnancy what are the chances that i will miscarry in this pregnancy?

I miscarried in august with my first pregnancy what are the chances that i will miscarry in this pregnancy?

Likely low. : Unless there is a serious genetic problem between you and your husbands chromosomes (which likelihood is very low) then your chances of another miscarriage are very low. Not knowing your full medical history and meds, imposs. ...Read more

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Hi all im 5w5d pregnant and this is my first pregnancy, i'm 21. My partners ex had 6 miscarriages to him. Should i be concerned for my own pregnancy?

Hi all 
im 5w5d pregnant and this is my first pregnancy, i'm 21. My partners ex had 6 miscarriages to him. Should i be concerned for my own pregnancy?

Probably not: Your pregnancy outcome will not be affected by the outcome of someone else's pregnancies. Once it is established that your pregnancy is normal (heartbeat detected) then the chance that you will miscarry is less than about 5%. ...Read more

Dr. Gerard Honore
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Pregnancy Loss (Definition)

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


Dr. Seth Derman
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Miscarriage (Definition)

Miscarriage is 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 an elective interrupted ...Read more