Tuesday, September 29, 2009
One complication in pregnancy is called "incompetent cervix" which can cause pre-term delivery and miscarriage. Here is an article that explains more about the condition:
Incompetent Cervix : Weakened Cervix
According the the article:
"A weakened cervix can be caused by one or more of the following conditions:
Previous surgery on the cervix
Damage during a difficult birth
Malformed cervix or uterus from a birth defect
Previous trauma to the cervix, such as a D&C (dilation and curettage) from a termination or a miscarriage
DES (Diethylstilbestrol) exposure"
If you have a weakened cervix and you are pregnant, you may be eligible for a procedure called "cerclage" where they stitch and reinforce the cervix allowing many women to carry to term.
Friday, September 18, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Miscarriage can be such a devastating experience it's no wonder women (and maybe men)just may not feel much desire for anything including sex. It's hard to resume your daily life after such a big let down. It seems that the universe has played a nasty trick on you by getting your hopes up only to be slammed down. Here is an article from drspock.com about the loss of sexual desire after a miscarriage:
Ask Dr. Greenfield Loss of Sexual Desire after Miscarriage
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Wednesday, September 09, 2009
I can't even begin to understand the emotional pain a couple must go through when they lose a baby. Miscarriage itself is devastating, and I can only imagine that losing a baby after birth is even more so. Here is an insightful article written by a woman who lost her baby after heart surgery and her helpful advice:
Losing a baby
Katherine writes about coping with the death of her baby (www.mothers35plus.co.uk)
From the article:
We have learned a lot about life, and death. We now have immense sympathy for those who have sick children, or who have lost a child. Our most supportive friends have been those who have experienced serious illness and bereavement themselves. The best way to cope is to let grief take its course. There is no right or wrong way to mourn. To weep, to talk. Grief may take a while to emerge, and may appear as anger or jealousy.
Coping with other people's attitudes has been difficult. In the 1990s we are so removed from death, and the death of a baby is a genuine shock to everyone. Some people think that referring to the baby will make you upset. But what I want more than anything is for people to say that they are sorry. I need people to acknowledge my son's short life, and for my role as a mother to be acknowledged. To fail to mention Matthew is to deny his existence, and that hurts. I am proud to show people my lovely photographs. I'm pleased to tell them what happened. I appreciate being asked how I am, and am I coping? If I don't want to open my heart, I won't, but sometimes I do need to talk.
Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Many women don't know they're pregnant when they agree to be vaccinated. This article talks about how the new HPV vaccine, Gardasil may be related to some miscarriages. Read more:
From the article:
(NaturalNews) Since the approval of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Gardasil in June 2006, 28 cases have been reported of pregnant women miscarrying after receiving the vaccine. Saying that this miscarriage rate is no different than that of the general population, the FDA has said that it will not call for further investigations into the drug's safety.
The miscarriage reports come from the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), which contains raw data about any event that occurs after taking a medication that might be related to use of the drug.
Gardasil, produced by Merck, protects against two strains of HPV that have been identified as responsible for 70 percent of cervical cancer cases, plus two strains that cause 90 percent of genital warts. A total of 3,461 negative reactions after taking Gardasil were reported to the database, including eight deaths.
Of the 28 reported miscarriages, several were listed as cause unknown, leading a federal investigator to say that one of these, at least, "may have been caused by Gardasil because the patient received the injection within 30 days of the pregnancy."
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