Miscarriage may trigger post-traumatic stress disorder

At their early pregnancy loss clinic, a third of the women have PTSD symptoms. Nicole Martin had three miscarriages in a year, her “dark days”. “Everyone thinks because you’ve already got a child it’s easier. In a lot of respects it definitely is easier than not having a child, but I wanted another child for […]

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Women’s health: Here’s what you can do to prevent a miscarriage

Here are several tips you can apply to lessen risk of pregnancy loss. Observe hand washing It is important to practice good hand hygiene. Catching a great number of viral or bacterial infections causing miscarriage, infant deaths or stillbirths can be easily avoided with proper hand washing. Get checked by your doctor or midwife Seek […]

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High blood pressure before pregnancy interlinked with miscarriage risk

Women with slightly elevated blood pressure before they get pregnant may have an increased risk of miscarriage even when they’re not diagnosed with hypertension, an American study suggests. Researchers examined data on 1,228 women with at least one previous pregnancy loss who were trying to conceive. Out of the 797 participants who became pregnant during […]

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Maternal age has no effect on IVF success, conclude researchers

There have been several studies that suggest that age causes a decline in the reproductive potential for women. This has mainly been attributed to the decrease in the yield of oocytes (eggs) and an increase in aneuploidy (embryos that have less or more than the requisite number of chromosomes). According to research, the rates of […]

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Heavy use of common antibiotics may increase risk of miscarriage

A link has been found by researchers at the University of Montreal in Canada between the use of macrolides, quinolones, tetracyclines, and some other common antibiotics in early pregnancy and an increased risk of miscarriage. These findings were recently reported in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Miscarriage is defined as the spontaneous loss of a […]

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Air pollution increases the risk of miscarriage in women, reveals study

Air pollution is as bad for pregnant women as smoking in raising the risk of miscarriage, according to a scientific study. They said the finding was upsetting and that toxic air must be cut to protect the health of the next generation. Air pollution is already known to harm fetus by increasing the risk of […]

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Recurrent miscarriage linked to faulty sperm, reveal researchers

Recurrent miscarriage linked to faulty sperm, reveal researchers

The early-stage study, from scientists at Imperial College London, investigated the sperm quality of 50 men whose partners had suffered three or more consecutive miscarriages. The research, published in the journal Clinical Chemistry, revealed that, compared to men whose partners had not experienced miscarriages, the sperm of those involved in the study had higher levels […]

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Paternal smoking can increase miscarriage risk, warns study

Would-be fathers may increase their partner’s risk of miscarriage by smoking during the pregnancy, or even during the time leading up to conception, a large study from China suggests. Women whose partner quit smoking around the time of conception had an 18% lower risk of miscarriage than those whose smoking partner didn’t quit, the study […]

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4 surprising factors that can raise miscarriage risk

Miscarriages occur in approximately 10 percent of all clinically recognized pregnancies, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists reported. Common risk factors for naturally losing a baby during early pregnancy are advanced maternal age and prior early pregnancy loss. We’ve listed four additional risk factors that could surprise you. Daylight Savings Time Women undergoing in […]

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