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Thursday, June 28, 2012
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Miscarriage and Loss Of Pregnancy Symptoms
Losing your pregnancy symptoms can be very scary in pregnancy.
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Even though the relief from nausea can help you physically, it is over-shadowed by the fear that you may be losing your pregnancy. I did suddenly lose my pregnancy symptoms on a few of my miscarriages which and I also had some spotting (and later bleeding). However, even on my successful pregnancy, I had spotting and a few days which the nausea subsided. So there is no universal answer to this question. Pregnancy symptoms are unpredictable as this article explains:
From the article:
In most normal pregnancies, the common early symptoms (sore breasts and morning sickness, in particular) do tend to fade at the end of the first trimester -- and the disappearance can indeed be sudden. If your symptoms disappear entirely in early pregnancy, before the end of the first trimester, mention it to your doctor to be on the safe side -- but it isn't necessarily a sign of miscarriage.
If loss of pregnancy symptoms happens alongside other possible symptoms of miscarriage, especially spotting or vaginal bleeding, the combination might present a greater cause of concern. Your doctor should be able to determine if you are really having a miscarriage, so be sure to call if you are concerned.
Monday, June 25, 2012
The Controversy of Progesterone Supplementation To Prevent MiscarriageI've read so much contradictory information about whether or not progesterone supplementation can help women carry their pregnancies to term.
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There also seems to be a debate between synthetic vs. natural progesterone.
Although I did use natural progesterone cream while I was trying to concieve, I did not use progesterone while I was pregnant.
Progesterone supplementation in pregnancy is controversial as the following article explains:
Friday, June 22, 2012
Pregnancy Risk Factors Predict Pregnancy Outcomes and Possibly MiscarriageThe pregnancy viability index is a way to somewhat accurately predict which pregnancies will survive when certain "red flags" are present.
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I should mention that even my successful pregnancy did have some "warning signs" so it's important to know that there are a combination of six factors which are looked at: history of subfertility, levels of progesterone, levels of hCG, fetal length, amount of bleeding, and gestational age. Read more:
Individually, these factors were unable to predict accurately the risk of miscarriage, but when the researchers combined two of these factors – the amount of bleeding and levels of hCG – to create a “Pregnancy Viability Index” (PVI), they found that this provided a consistently reliable means of predicting which pregnancies would miscarry.
“By the end of the study period, the PVI was able to accurately predict the pregnancy outcome in 94% of women who had ongoing pregnancies (its positive predictive value), and also predicted the outcome in 77% of women whose pregnancy ended in miscarriage (its negative predictive value),” said Dr Adam**.
“This research has, for the first time, offered us a robust tool to begin to attempt to rescue pregnancies threatening to miscarry, when, currently, all we can do is fold our hands and hope for the best.”
Friday, June 08, 2012
I was browsing a Catholic site called "Faith & Family" and found a book review on "After Miscarriage". Although I have not read the book, I thought the review was positive and the book and/or review may benefit my readers. The woman reviewing the book had multiple miscarriages (and also had quite a few living children) but she recommends the book for any woman who is suffering through miscarriage. The book is written from a Catholic perspective, but should be helpful for everyone. Read more:
From the review:
Her reflections on her own five losses (smart woman, she kept a journal) are puncutated by contributions from many other women. Together these form a kind of conversation, where every thought and feeling related to miscarriage is given a voice. The reader feels drawn in, and understood. Without being lectured on God’s Will and the value of suffering, she is given, by the example of the contributors, suggestions for a spiritual framework that can help her make sense out of her devastation. No one tells her what to think or feel or do. They just tell what they thought and felt and did. And what helped.
If After Miscarriage: a Catholic Woman’s Companion for Healing and Hope was a blessing to me after so many years, it will surely be a help to the young mother who does not know what to do with a pain that no one around her even recognizes—beyond a few polite gestures. A mother who doesn’t yet have the perspective that comes with many years, many prayers, and a few healthy children.
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