Spontaneous Miscarriages

Spontaneous Miscarriages

Spontaneous miscarriages are losses before the 20th week of gestation (pregnancy). It is the loss occurs before 10 weeks we consider the pregnancy to be developmentally an embryo. If the loss is after 10 weeks and before 20 weeks, it is  termed “fetus.” Regardless of the developmental stage, a loss is a loss. The joyous […]

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Vitamin D Levels May Reduce the Risk of Miscarriage

Vitamin D Levels May Reduce the Risk of Miscarriage

A recent study published in the Lancet suggests that Vitamin D levels may reduce the risk of miscarriage in women who have already had a miscarriage. In this prospective cohort study, investigators followed 1191 women who were trying to conceive and had at least one prior loss. At baseline, 47% of women had adequate Vitamin […]

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No Need To Delay Conception After A Miscarriage

No Need To Delay Conception After A Miscarriage

A new study finds that there is no need to delay conception after a miscarriage. Historically, many women were instructed to wait to conceive after a miscarriage. A recent study published in Obstetrics and Gynecology examined whether the interpregnancy interval after a miscarriage impacted the risk of another miscarriage. This study included a group of […]

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How Long To Wait After A Miscarriage Before Trying To Become Pregnant

how long after miscarriage should i wait to get pregnant

How long to wait after a miscarriage before trying to become pregnant again has been debated for years with different clinicians varying opinions ranging from one to six or more months. Miscarriage is a very common occurrence. At least 15-25% of pregnancies will end in miscarriage, and as a woman ages, this percentage increases. Many women are […]

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Endometrial Receptivity Testing (ERA)

Endometrial Receptivity Testing (ERA)

Equal amounts of research and consternation center on the proper cultivation, collection and treatment of oocytes during the IVF cycle. Only mature oocytes are a candidate for fertilization.  Moreover, only a minor percentage of fertilized eggs will be candidate embryos for transfer. And now of these candidate embryos, a fraction of them harbor normal genetics […]

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Recurrent Miscarriages Can Be Prevented

recurrent miscarriage prevention

Miscarriage is a very common occurrence.  At least 15-25% of pregnancies will end in miscarriage, and as a woman ages, this percentage increases.  Many women are not aware of this high percentage of pregnancies that miscarry. Recurrent miscarriage, or recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL), is defined by the loss of 2 consecutive pregnancies before 20 weeks gestation.  RPL is much […]

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Become an Advocate for Infertility Benefits

In 1987, the Massachusetts state legislature mandated that certain infertility benefits be provided by commercial insurers. This notable achievement was accomplished in large part due to the efforts of Resolve, a non-profit patient advocacy organization.  Resolve, founded in Massachusetts in 1974, is now a national organization that continues to provide education, support and advocacy for infertile […]

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