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I'm a 36 year old woman pregnant with my first child. My first pregnancy ended in miscarriage - trisomy 23. Should I get a cvs test?

I'm a 36 year old woman pregnant with my first child. My first pregnancy ended in miscarriage - trisomy 23. Should I get a cvs test?

Talk with your OB: The risk for trisomy increases for women over age 35. A number of different chromosomal abnormalities - including different trisomies - can happen at any age. Most often, these cause severe problems and the pregnancy is lost. Rarely a trisomy or other chromosome problem is the result of a rearrangement that one parent silently carries. Be sure show your OB the test results from your miscarriage. ...Read more

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Dr. Ravi Chand
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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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Why is miscarriage more common in first pregnancies?

Why is miscarriage more common in first pregnancies?

Is it ?: didn't find much actual facts supporting that but it seems like everyone 'knows it'. The sites that claim it occurs say the 'uterus' matures. higher likelihood of miscarriage / complications if someone is too young or too old. And... the majority of causes of increased miscarriage rates (diabetes, smoking, others) can be fixed when identified. I suspect, because people become more careful ...Read more

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Miscarried November 2014. Spotted 1 time last night and stopped. Should I take a pregnancy test?

Miscarried November 2014. Spotted 1 time last night and stopped. Should I take a pregnancy test?

You may: Have you had unprotected sex? A negative result may not rule out pregnancy as you probably do not know when your period is due. So do the test and if it is negative repeat it in a couple of weeks. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. ...Read more

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Is there a way to hide the pregnancy for the first 5 months? 2 miscarriages before last one at 21 weeks so we'd like to keep it to ourselves.

Is there a way to hide the pregnancy for the first 5 months? 2 miscarriages before last one at 21 weeks so we'd like to keep it to ourselves.

Depends: Whether you can keep your wonderful news secret will depend on how you carry the baby. For some, "flowy" tops are all that is needed to look the same for months, while others seem to grow straight out and show at 3 months. I suggest simply not offering the news, and if anyone is bold enough to ask, answer with something vague like, "why, do I LOOK it?" Good luck!! ...Read more

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I still have a + pregnancy test 3 weeks after my miscarriage, the pregnancy ended at 8 weeks however was discovered at 12 week u/s. Is this normal? Tx

I still have a + pregnancy test 3 weeks after my miscarriage, the pregnancy ended at 8 weeks however was discovered at 12 week u/s. Is this normal? Tx

Yes: First, sorry for your loss. Yes,the pregnancy test may still be positive 3 weeks after a miscarriage. The HCG level has to drop off, and this can take some time. The ultrasound suggests the heart stopped about a month before you had the ultrasound, or that you weren't as for along as you thought. ...Read more

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What are signs of pregnancy after a miscarriage if you haven't have your first period?

What are signs of pregnancy after a miscarriage if you haven't have your first period?

Back to School: Wow. Perhaps you are in need of a lesson in how your body works. Once the HCG hormone level decreases then your ovaries can reset and begin ovulation for the next cycle. You have already been told here today that this can take weeks to months to be healthy. Conception occurs if there is sperm ready to meet the ovulated egg at the next cycle. Sperm take one to five days to reach this egg. ...Read more

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If my pregnancy symptoms suddenly stopped after a very tragic incident does that mean I'm miscarrying?

If my pregnancy symptoms suddenly stopped after a very tragic incident does that mean I'm miscarrying?

Not necessarily.: Pregnancy symptoms can come and go, and there are many things that can impact those symptoms. An ultrasound is the best way to know the status of your pregnancy. And if it's very early, blood tests can tell the same information. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the best way to know if you are having a miscarriage within the first weeks of pregnancy?

What is the best way to know if you are having a miscarriage within the first weeks of pregnancy?

Ask an OBGYN doctor: There are several ways doctors can evaluate. Specialists in obgyn can evaluate whether a miscarriage is happening. Subspecialists in reproductive medicine, fertility/rei, and maternal-fetal medicine can comment on potential for future problems. One place to start to gather information on healthtap is reading a guide like this one on bleeding in pregnancy https://www.Healthtap.Com/health_guide/5. ...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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What are some everyday tasks that will cause a miscarriage during first few weeks of pregnancy? So it can be avoided

What are some everyday tasks that will cause a miscarriage during first few weeks of pregnancy? So it can be avoided

Everyday tasks OK.: Everyday tasks do not cause miscarriage. One should avoid extremes of behavior, but that is not specific to pregnancy. Take your prenatal vitamins and avoid toxins such as alcohol and medications. ...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