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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The Dangers of Pesticide Exposure In Pregnancy

Miscarriage and Pesticides

We all know pesticides or any other toxic chemicals should be avoided in pregnancy.
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 This article talks about the harsh reality of being exposed to pesticides especially in agricultural areas. Read more:

Approximately 19,000 fetal deaths (stillborn) occur each year in the United States. The causes of these deaths remains unclear. Researchers from the University of North Carolina and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) worked together in this study of over 600 children to determine what part local pesticide use plays in increasing the risk of having a late fetal death after 5 months of pregnancy. Using maps and records of pesticide use, the researchers divided mothers into categories according to how close they lived to pesticide applications.

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 If they lived within 1 mile of an agricultural pesticide application that occurred between weeks 3-8 of gestation they were considered as "exposed." Weeks 3-8 during pregnancy were selected since this is the critical period in which formation of organs and limbs are occurring. Results of this study showed there was approximately 2-fold greater risk of having a stillbirth if the mother lived within 1 mile from an agricultural area which used organophosphate - pyrethroid - carbamate - or chlorinated pesticides. Primary defects which contributed to the death of the child were urinary system and multiple congenital anomalies. 
from:
chem-tox.com

Friday, July 26, 2013

Hormone Imbalance May Cause Pre-eclampsia

Pre-eclampsia and Pregnancy Complication May Be Caused By Hormone Imbalance Of  Prostacyclin

This article is encouraging for women who may be predisposed to developing pre-eclampsia in their pregnancies.
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 May women have to delivery extremely prematurely because the condition can be fatal. They may have isolated the hormone which is out of balance in women with the condition. Read more:

They found that in women who got pre-eclampsia, levels of a hormone that regulates the size of blood vessels drop weeks before the condition became evident.

This has allowed doctors to get an early warning of the condition using a urine test.

In the past, efforts to prevent the disease using aspirin have failed.

Treatment

Now doctors hope to focus efforts on restoring the body's proper balance of the hormone.

Publishing their results in the Journal of the American Medical Association, they said they could not be certain that the hormone - prostacyclin - was the only element involved, but it was a critical factor. 

from: news.bbc.co.uk

Monday, July 22, 2013

Excessive Estrogen and Miscarriage

Miscarriage and Estrogen

I do believe I had a condition called "estrogen dominance".
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I had uterine fibroids, endometriosis and recurrent miscarriage. This article talks about the use of natural progesterone cream and how it can help. I used this cream when I was trying to conceive, but not after having a positive pregnancy test (I was too afraid to use anything when I was pregnant - but I do believe it helped to balance my estrogen and progesterone prior to conception) Read more:

Dr. Katharina Dalton is one of the many scientists and doctors who have discovered that progesterone in the natural form protects the fetus from miscarriage.
If a woman has had four or five miscarriages in the first six or eight weeks of a pregnancy, this is always due to luteal phase failure, says Dr. John Lee.
Progesterone is needed to facilitate implantation and to prevent rejection of the developing embryo, but the follicle may not respond to the ovum with enough.

Dr. Lita Lee informs us that "after conception progesterone prevents miscarriages resulting from excess estrogen." It is interesting to note the consistency of the research, as in Dr. Peat's study, indication that "pregnancy toxemia and tendency to miscarry or deliver prematurely are often corrected by progesterone." Dr. Peat goes on to say, "My dissertation research, which established that an estrogen excess kills the embryo by suffocation, and that progesterone protects the embryo by promoting the delivery of both oxygen and glucose,........" 

from: 
allonhealth.com

Friday, July 19, 2013

New Research On Miscarriage and Pre-term Birth

Miscarriage and Preterm Births

t's mind boggling to think about all the things that have to occur to get pregnant and have a healthy baby.
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 It's no wonder that miscarriage is so common. This article talks about how evolutionary changes may predispose us to chromosomal abnormalities leading to miscarriage or pre-term births. Read more:

From the article:

Specifically, when the pairs of chromosomes line up at what is called the meiotic spindle at the centre of the parent cell, they should await a chemical signal called the spindle assembly checkpoint (SAC) before dividing into daughter cells. However, the team found that eggs bend this rule. When they observed eggs dividing in ovaries removed from mice, they noticed that the SAC trigger for cell division waits for most - but not all - of the chromosomes to be lined up correctly. The consequence is either too many or too few chromosomes in the resulting egg cells, which can lead to birth defects or miscarriage (Current Biology, DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2011.03.003).

from  www.newscientist.com

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Aspirin and Miscarriage

Watch Out For NSAIDs Like Aspirin As Painkillers When Pregnant

It seems much of the literature out there may appear to contradict itself. Aspirin does seem to be associated with an increased miscarriage risk if taken within the first 12 weeks.
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However, this article also discusses how some women can benefit from low dose asprin therapy. Read more:


Women Warned Over Aspirin Link To Miscarriages

Pregnant women were today advised not to take aspirin after a study linked the drug with an increased risk of miscarriage.

Instead they should take paracetamol when needing a painkiller, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists said.

The advice came after research published in the British Medical Journal revealed that taking aspirin was associated with higher rates of miscarriage.

A spokesman for The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists said it was important to note that the paper's authors emphasised they had not shown aspirin-type drugs caused miscarriage, only that they were associated with miscarriage.

However he said that because of the findings women who knew they were pregnant should avoided such drugs for the moment - particularly as effective alternatives such as paracetamol exist.

Experts said the findings did not show that aspirin caused miscarriage, and more studies would be needed to confirm any link.

The study also ruled out any link between taking aspirin and other problems, such as congenital abnormalities, low birth weight or premature birth.

But the findings will worry doctors who had believed that low-dose aspirin could help protect mothers and babies from conditions such as the potentially fatal pre-eclampsia.

Dr Gunnar Lauge Nielsen, from Odder Hospital in Denmark, investigated the cases of 1,462 pregnant women who had received prescriptions for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as aspirin from a month before conception to the birth of their baby.

She also compared the case histories of 4,268 women who had suffered miscarriages, of whom 63 had taken similar drugs, with nearly 30,000 live births.

They found that women who took aspirin did not have an increased risk of birth defects.

But there was an extra risk of miscarriage in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Fibroids and Miscarriage

Miscarriage and Leiomyata

I did have some fibroids removed in my early 30's.
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 They were growing quite fast and even though I didn't want to get pregnant at the time, my doctor suggested that we remove them to preserve my future fertility. Here is an article about how even small fibroids are associated with an increased risk of miscarriage

From the article:

Pilot study results show that women with fibroids have a 55 percent increased risk of pregnancy loss, and smaller fibroids are significantly more associated with having a miscarriage than larger ones. Moreover, it appears that presence of fibroids is uniformly associated with miscarriage throughout early pregnancy.

Hartmann recently presented the pilot study findings at the 2004 Annual Meeting of the Society for Gynecologic Investigation in Houston.

During the next five years, funded by a $3 million grant from the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development, Hartmann's UNC research team will enroll an additional 3,300 ethnically diverse women from 15 N.C. counties who are either planning a pregnancy or are in the early weeks of pregnancy.

The study will also explore the influence of pregnancy and events after pregnancy on fibroid growth. With more than 5,000 women enrolled, the study will have the statistical power to more effectively examine the impact of race, maternal age and smoking status on pregnancy outcome in women with and without fibroids, Hartmann said.

The study's strengths include use of sequential ultrasound exams to assess the presence, location and growth of fibroids, and a proven community recruitment plan dedicated to including at least 15 percent Hispanic and 35 percent black women, Hartmann said.

The Center for Women's Health Research, directed by Hartmann, will enroll study participants.

"This is an ideal example of a study that follows from the center's mission of advancing the health of all women through research," she said. "It is imperative to promote multidisciplinary research that gets solid answers from the use of sophisticated research methods." 

from:  science daily

Friday, July 12, 2013

Ultrasound May Predict Early Fetal Loss

Early Miscarriage May Be Predicted With Ultrasound

During my six year journey through infertility and miscarriage, I had countless ultrasounds.
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I actually got to the point where I could interpret the ultrasound better than the ultrasound tech (or other allied health professional) performing the test assuming the screen was facing me. I recall one ultrasound done by an ER doctor which was a total disaster. I'm sure ER docs are good at what they do, but they're not good at performing vaginal ultrasounds (at the time I was being evaluated for an ectopic pregnancy). Anyway, here is an article on how ultrasounds can predict early fetal loss:


First-Trimester sonogram can predict odds of early fetal loss - Following Bleeding or Pain
OB/GYN News

From the article:

""You need to answer three questions: Is there a gestational sac? Are the sac contents normal in appearance? Are the adnexa normal in appearance?" he said.

If there is no gestational sac, look very carefully at the adnexa for extraovarian complexes or solid masses. In these cases, the odds of an ectopic pregnancy are high. Presence of a tubal ring or an embryonic pulse cinches the diagnosis.

If there are no extraovarian masses, look within the ovaries. It is essential, however, to distingnish between cystic masses suggestive of ectopic pregnancy and normal intraovarian luteal cysts. The giveaway is in the echogenicity of the cyst. Ectopic cysts will be highly echogenic, while corpus luteum will have an echogenicity equivalent to or slightly less than the ovary itself.

If there is no gestational sac, it may be that the pregnancy is still in its earliest stages. However, by 5 weeks the sac should be present. Serum [beta]HCG milestones can come in handy in these cases. Using the International Reference Preparation standards, if the HCG level is at least 1,000 mIU/mL, the gestational sac should be identifiable. If HCG is at least 7,200 mIU/mL, the yolk sac should be present. If it exceeds 10,800 mIU/mL, the embryo should be identifiable.

If a normal gestational sac is assumed, the most important feature is the embryonic heartbeat, which should be present when the crown rump length (CRL) exceeds 5 mm or by week 6.

Missing any one of these milestones increases the odds that the pregnancy will abort spontaneously However, it can be very tricky to determine when one should hang on in the hopes of a turnaround, and when it is better to give the family the bad news, and evacuate the uterus.

"Don't be overly confident in diagnosing a pregnancy loss, but don't be too conservative either," Dr. Doubilet said. "If the [beta]HCG is 1,500 and there's no gestational sac, you would certainly expect to see one, but this is not definitive. I would suggest a follow-up scan," he said.

In his experience, you can safely consider the pregnancy to be lost if the CRL is greater than 5 mm and there is no heartbeat or if the gestational age is known to be greater than 6.5 weeks and there is no heartbeat.

Absence of a heartbeat when the CRL is in the 1- to 4-mm range is definitely worrisome, as is a [beta]HCG of more than 1,000 with no gestational sac, or a mean sac diameter of more than 16 mm with no heartbeat. But in each of these cases, there is a small chance that the pregnancy will normalize, so it is wise to get a repeat sonogram in a week or so.

The embryonic heart rate at 67 weeks can tell a lot about the likely outcome of a pregnancy. At 6.2 weeks, assuming a CRL of around 4 mm, a heart rate of 100 beats per minute (BPM) is good. Below 80 BPM, the embryo "almost never makes it to the second trimester," he said. In the 80- to 89-BPM range, the likelihood of first-trimester survival increases to 36%. In the range of 90-99 BPM, the odds are 68%."

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Miscarriage: Are They Wrong?

Miscarriage Diagnosis

You never want to believe that you've actually lost your pregnancy. But, believe it or not, some women are told they have miscarried, but they are in fact, still pregnant.
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Here is a story about a woman who was told she miscarried, and almost had a D & C. Luckily further testing showed she was still pregnant. Read more:

I had spent the past two weeks saying goodbye to this pregnancy. My friends had taken me out and gotten me properly sauced. I purposely did everything a pregnant lady is not supposed to do—sucked down soft cheeses, exercised strenuously, and drowned my sorrow in wine and beer.

I'd even yearned for a D&C to end this "lost" pregnancy and clear the way for our next attempt at getting pregnant. Thank God I'd scheduled this second ultrasound before booking the surgery.

Because there was our embryo, with its tiny leg buds and that unmistakable heartbeat, alive and, apparently, human. It was simply a week "behind dates," i.e., conceived much later in my cycle than we thought. And my bleeding and cramping? It turns out that I'm one of the of women who can experience that and not miscarry.

from:
health.com

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Miscarriage Not Associated With Breast Cancer

Pregnancy Over 40, Miscarriage and Breast Cancer

It seems there has been some misinformation floating out there about the association between miscarriage, pregnancy termination and developing breast cancer.
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 According to the article below, there is no correlation between pregnancy loss (whether spontaneous or induced) and breast cancer. Read more:

 A 2003 international expert panel convened by the National Cancer Institute reviewed and assessed research regarding reproductive events and the risk of breast cancer, and concluded that based on existing evidence, induced abortion is not associated with an increased risk of breast cancer. "The data from the NHSII provide further evidence of a lack of an important overall association between induced or spontaneous abortions and risk of breast cancer," the authors conclude. "Among this predominantly pre-menopausal population, neither induced nor spontaneous abortion was associated with the incidence of breast cancer."
from: science daily

Monday, July 01, 2013

Mold Toxins and Miscarriage

Miscarriage, Recurrent Miscarriage Over 40 and Molds

I live in a very dry climate, so mold has never been much of an issue.
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 However, many parts of this country and other countries are quite humid which may encourage the growth of mold. I never knew mold toxins could cause infertility or miscarriage, but here is an article that explains how molds can affect your fertility:

Mold Toxins Can Alter DNA - Birth Defects, Miscarriages & Infertility

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