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Dr. Gerard Honore
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Pregnancy Loss (Overview)

Pregnancy loss = unintended loss of a pregnancy which could result in miscarriage or stillbirth.


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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. Gerard Honore
1,064 doctors shared insights

Pregnancy Loss (Overview)

Pregnancy loss = unintended loss of a pregnancy which could result in miscarriage or stillbirth.


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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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Pregnancy loss (Tip)

Know that one miscarriage does not decrease your chances of having a normal pregnancy. ...See more

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Coping with Pregnancy Loss (Checklist)

Find and attend a support group
Weekly
Consider meeting with a therapist with your spouse
Monthly
Talk with family and friends about how you are feeling
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Is having a full period 1 week after your normal period ended ended a pregnancy sign or loss of virginity side effect. 17 years old?

Is having a full period 1 week after your normal period ended ended a pregnancy sign or loss of virginity side effect. 17 years old?

Take a pregnancy tes: Irregulars struck periods is not uncommon. However, the first thing to check is a pregnancy test. You can purchase them at any drug store. Either way you should see your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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What are the tests for recurrent pregnancy loss?

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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Pregnancy loss (Tip)

Most spontaneous abortions occur because there was something the matter with the baby. ...See more

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Coping with a Miscarriage (Checklist)

See your doctor to make sure you are medically all right
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Keep perspective. One in five pregnancies end in a miscarriage
daily
I'ts probably not your fault. Making a human is complex
daily
Grieve. You've had a death in the family. It takes time to grieve
daily
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Can folate (folic acid) deficiency cause pregnancy loss?

Can folate (folic acid) deficiency cause pregnancy loss?

Sure.: Folate (folic acid) is essential for rapidly replicating tissues, such as the early embryo and placenta. Folate (folic acid) deficiency can certainly increase your chances of early pregnancy failure - in fact folate (folic acid) antagonist Methotrexate is used for that specific reason in cases of ectopic pregnancy. Take 1-5 mg Folic Acid daily throughout your reproductive life! ...Read more

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What is the treatment for recurrent pregnancy loss?

What is the treatment for recurrent pregnancy loss?

Treat the cause(s): Recurrent pregnancy loss is 2 or more miscarriages. Baby Aspirin 81mg a day + Heparin or enoxaparin for antiphospholipid antibodies or blood clotting disorders. Surgery for uterine septum, polyps or fibroids. Treat thyroid or prolactin hormone issues. Ivf if diminished ovarian reserve. Pgd maybe, definitely if chromosome translocations. See reproductive endocrinology/ infertility (rei) specialist. ...Read more

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Preventing Pregnancy (Checklist)

Take birth control pills at the same time each day as directed
Daily
Associate taking the pills with a common activity done daily
Once
Be aware of medication that could interfere with birth control
Once
Use barrier protection to prevent STDs
Once
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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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Treating an Ectopic Pregnancy (Checklist)

Get diagnosed
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Get laparoscopic surgery or treat with methotrexate medication
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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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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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Having a Healthy Pregnancy (Checklist)

Don't smoke
daily
Take a walk: walking promotes easier labor
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Take prenatal vitamins with folate to reduce birth defects
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Eat a healthy diet, including lots of fruit and dairy products
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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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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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Managing Pregnancy Complications (Checklist)

Keep all scheduled appointment with your ob/Gyn
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Contact your doctor for unusual symptoms
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Monitor the baby's kick counts in 3rd trimester
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Discuss the optimal time for delivery with your OB
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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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


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