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Does taking Progesterone suppositories early in pregnancy help prevent a miscarriage?

Does taking Progesterone suppositories early in pregnancy help prevent a miscarriage?

Sometimes: In some women, repeated miscarriages are caused by a lack of progesterone in early pregnancy. These women can often carry the pregnancy if they are given progesterone supplementation such as progesterone suppositories. Best wishes! ...Read more

Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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Can you take vitex to prevent a miscarriage? Can you take it during pregnancy?

Can you take vitex to prevent a miscarriage? Can you take it during pregnancy?

Possibly Unsafe: Per warning label from one manufacturer: pregnancy and breast-feeding: using vitex agnus-castus during pregnancy or breast-feeding is possibly unsafe. The concern is that vitex agnus-castus can interfere with hormones. Don’t use vitex agnus-castus if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. ...Read more

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I had a miscarriage my first pregnancy at 5 weeks, is it likely to have another miscarriage and what could I do to prevent it or be safe?

I had a miscarriage my first pregnancy at 5 weeks, is it likely to have another miscarriage and what could I do to prevent it or be safe?

Low risk: Most miscarriages occur within the first trimester, and are due to genetic abnormalities in the fetus. After one miscarriage, there does not seem to be an increased risk for recurrence over the general population. Start a prenatal vitamin before conception, and simply take care. Most women with one early loss will do just fine with next pregnancies. ...Read more

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How can we prevent miscarriage in first trimester of pregnancy? Is there any related cause behind this?

How can we prevent miscarriage in first trimester of pregnancy? Is there any related cause behind this?

No sure prevention: If you look at data from cases where pregnancy is diagnosed very early you find that 1/2 of all pregnancies end in miscarriage.Most of these are because there is something wrong with the baby which would keep it from being a normal child.It is a miracle that we have so many normal babies because so many things must go right at exactly the right time.Good health before pregnancy is the best prevent ...Read more

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The cause of my first pregnancy miscarriage seemed to b a bleed sac above my baby at 6 1/2 weeks.Is there anything I can do to prevent this next time.

The cause of my first pregnancy miscarriage seemed to b a bleed sac above my baby at 6 1/2 weeks.Is there anything I can do to prevent this next time.

Miscarriage at 6 wks: Seek medical attention from a high risk pregnancy specialist. You may need progesterone suppositories in early pregnancy to maintain the pregnancy or there can be clotting abnormalities that are subtle (factor XI) or may have anticardiolipin/antiphospholipid antibodies. ...Read more

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Been thru 4 miscarriages doc put me on cyclogest (progesterone) 200 use at night starting frm day 12 does this effect ovulation & prevent pregnancy?

No: Women with recurrent miscarriages before 8 weeks often suffer from Progesterone deficiency. Your doctor is attempting to support your next pregnancy with Progesterone to reduce your chance of miscarriage. It will not affect your ability to get pregnant. I usually start Progesterone at day 18. ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
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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. 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