SEE ALSO: THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT MISCARRIAGE (getpregnantover40.com)
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Good news if you're considering an amniocentesis:
Amniocentesis doesn't raise miscarriage rate
Older studies overestimated risk, new report finds
According to the above article:
"In fact, among women older than 35 years old, the loss rate after amniocentesis (1.06 percent) was actually lower than the loss rate for women who did not undergo amniocentesis (1.92 percent), the researchers note.
Eddleman told Reuters Health that "we need to move away from the concept of using age alone to determine who should be offered amniocentesis."
Overall, the researchers conclude that "this study provides the best possible contemporary information about procedure-related loss rates after amniocentesis and calls into question the relevance of commonly quoted higher loss-rates from older studies."
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Miscarriage and Recurrent Miscarriage Terms
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The medical community has a number of terms they use to describe a miscarriage or impending miscarriage. Some of these terms include:
Here is a good resource that defines these scary sounding terms:
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