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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. Gregory Moneta
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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

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This is my 4th pregnancy 1 i had my 2nd i miscarried 3rd i had is it true we feel the baby move sooner then when its the first pregnancy?

This is my 4th pregnancy 1 i had my 2nd i miscarried 3rd i had is it true we feel the baby move sooner then when its the first pregnancy?

Maybe, maybe not: Some women feel movement sooner with subsequent pregnancies because they know what they are feeling and what the sensation is like. However, others feel it later, likely due to the fact the uterus is 'looser' and more stretchy and then you don't feel the movement as soon. ...Read more

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I had my first miscarriage 6 months ago, it was about 6 weeks of pregnancy. How long should I wait to be pregnant again without any risk of mc ?

Miscarriage: There is no such thing as "without any risk of miscarriage." all pregnancies have a small chance of miscarriage. Your risk depends on the cause of your miscarriage and your health history. For a normal/healthy woman, 6 months is fine. ...Read more

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I've just found out I'm pregnant and I'm scared as my last pregnancy ended in miscarriage at 8 weeks. Will this happen again? I'm so scared it will.

I've just found out I'm pregnant and I'm scared as my last pregnancy ended in miscarriage at 8 weeks. Will this happen again? I'm so scared it will.

Your outlook is good: In your circumstances, (age,prior successful pregnancies) the odds are high that this pregnancy will continue and NOT result in a second loss. Being frightened is understandable and success is not guaranteed since most early losses are due to abnormality of the individual fetus over which you have almost no control--but your prospects are very, very good ...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

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Can paps smear on the first/second week of pregnancy cause miscarriage ??

Can paps smear on the first/second week of pregnancy cause miscarriage ??

Very very rare: A normal screening PAP should not cause any significant damage to any structures. It is a mild scraping or brushing of the ecto-cervix, outside ,and not the canal or endo, inside structures. A PAP smear is indicated as part of a routine exam for pregnancy. Normally at a pregnancy exam a PAP, cultures of the vagina and cervix are taken. One should refrain from alcohol and tobacco. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it possible to see blood during first 2 months of pregnancy or is it a sign of miscarriage?

Is it possible to see blood during first 2 months of pregnancy or is it a sign of miscarriage?

Yes to both: Seeing blood before 8 weeks is worrisome but its not always a miscarriage. Sometimes there is bleeding as the placenta grows and expands its blood supply inside the uterus. If you have bleeding, its best to have it checked out. Everything may well be ok and then you can sleep better at night! ...Read more

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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

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

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