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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


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For what reasons might the uterus prepare for a pregnancy every single month?

For what reasons might the uterus prepare for a pregnancy every single month?

Survival of Species: (perhaps). This consistency would allow for the uterus to be ready a number of times throughout the year for pregnancy. ...Read more

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How high is the miscarriage rate for women trying for their first baby?

How high is the miscarriage rate for women trying for their first baby?

Depends on age: Miscarriage rate is not dependent on which pregnancy you are trying for, but rather your age. Younger women in their 20s have about a 10-15% risk of miscarriage with every preganancy while women in their 40s have a 30-40% risk of miscarriage with every pregnancy. ...Read more

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Any Tips for embryo transfer before and after for implantation?

Any Tips for embryo transfer  before and after for implantation?

Stay healthy: The way to have a healthy pregnancy does not require adherence to an impossible routine and diet, etc. Make a plan with your OB and stick to it, won't be hard to follow at all ... ...Read more

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What pills are recommended for womb cleaning after a miscarriage ?

What pills are recommended for womb cleaning after a miscarriage ?

None: The most common Rx post miscarriage is a surgical D & C if all the products of conception have not been ejected. Sometimes miscarriages completely empty the uterus, but it takes an exam by a GYN MD to make that determination. ...Read more

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Precautions and steps to recovery after a d&c for missed miscarriage?

Precautions and steps to recovery after a d&c for missed miscarriage?

Sorry for your loss: If you are not having much pain or bleeding, you can go about and pretty much do anything you want as you can tolerate. If u r still having pain or excessive bleeding, then don't force it. Often, after 1 wk you should feel back to normal. Check with doc if too much pain/bleeding still because of possible infection etc... Good luck to you! ...Read more

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I'm 13weeks pregnant.Cervix is 2.4cm now.Having appointment with Maternal-fetal expert.What precautions/treatments recommended for healthy pregnancy?

I'm 13weeks pregnant.Cervix is 2.4cm now.Having appointment with Maternal-fetal expert.What precautions/treatments recommended for healthy pregnancy?

Rest & see Expert: Keep your appointment with the maternal-fetal expert, who is the very best person to advise you regarding your pregnancy. Make sure that you take prenatal vitamins, and keep all your appointments. Close follow up throughout your pregnancy will be very important. While awaiting your appointment. You should get plenty of rest and avoid sexual intercourse until your appointment. Wish you the best ...Read more

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How can one make sure their uterus is empty after using misoprostol in terminating pregnancy?

How can one make sure their uterus is empty after using misoprostol in terminating pregnancy?

Ultrasound!: An ultrasound of your uterus will suffice to demonstrate an endometrial stripe if your uterus is emptied of all products of conception. See your gynecologist to arrange that. ...Read more

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Is ovulation bleeding good for pregnacy and will prenatals help fertility?

Is ovulation bleeding good for pregnacy and will prenatals help fertility?

Bleeding natural: Bleeding is neither good or bad but is natural and usually a sign of implantation of the egg to the endometrium. It is very good and helpful at times for the pregnancy dating. the prenatal vitamins are to keep you healthy and provide the best available supplements for your pregnancy. It however keeps you healthy but does not effect fertility except indirectly in keeping you healthy. ...Read more

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Risks of miscarriage in pregnancy just after hsg?

Risks of miscarriage in pregnancy just after hsg?

HSG: If you conceived shortly after the hsg there should be no increased risk of miscarriage. Indeed, hsg exams were noted to improve fertility in women whose tubes may have been blocked by debris which was, "blown out" by the procedure. ...Read more

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Can having a hysteroscopy (for visual purposes- checking after a fibroid removal this past Dec) affect your first Ovulation afterwards?

Can having a hysteroscopy (for visual purposes- checking after a fibroid removal this past Dec) affect your first Ovulation afterwards?

No: If your ovaries were left after surgery then they will continue to ovulate, and the extruded egg will be reabsorbed as it has no place to go. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to give birth to a healthy baby after conceiving 2 weeks after abortion?

Is it possible for you to give birth to a healthy baby after conceiving 2 weeks after abortion?

Yes: Having an uncomplicated does not increase your risk of poor outcomes in the next pregnancy, even if you get pregnant right away. Good luck! ...Read more

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Any tips for getting pregnant after a miscarriage?

Any tips for getting pregnant after a miscarriage?

Ovulation: Ovulation normally occurs 14 days prior to the next period. Recommend starting to have intercourse a few days prior to ovulation & at ovulation (possibly a couple of days after). Can use an ovulation calendar or ovulation predictor kit to help determine best timing. Take care. ...Read more

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How can I prepare for breastfeeding during pregnancy?

How can I prepare for breastfeeding during pregnancy?

Good health : Preparing for breastfeeding is as easy as learning how to eat healthy and taking care of yourself. During pregnancy, you do not have to do anything special to your breasts, nature takes care of it. After the baby is born, stay healthy and avoid unnecessary drugs or alcohol. Also continue your prenatal vitamin. La Leche League has a great website. Good luck! ...Read more

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Waiting for ob appt what fish is safe to eat during pregnancy (spec early pregnancy 4wks)? If the list of unsafe fish is shorter that would work too

Waiting for ob appt what fish is safe to eat during pregnancy (spec early pregnancy 4wks)? If the list of unsafe fish is shorter that would work too

Fish: Typically it's the deep, cold water fish that are higher in mercury. It would be easy to find a list online of fish that are high in mercury that you should avoid. I also tell my patients to avoid sushi. ...Read more

Dr. Gerard Honore
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Pregnancy Loss (Definition)

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