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Wednesday, April 30, 2014


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Tuesday, April 29, 2014


EPO, Evening Primrose Oil: Is it Safe in Pregnancy?

Many sources claim that Evening Primrose Oil is a fertility enhancer, and there is some evidence that it is.  However, if you become pregnant or you are already pregnant, does EPO increase the risk for miscarriage.  It is usally recommended that you only take this supplement during the first half of your cycle.  The reason is that EPO may cause uterine contractions.



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Monday, April 28, 2014


Umbilical Cord Complications

Guest Post By J Charleston

As I'm sure you're aware, a baby's umbilical cord is cut at the time of birth by surgeons using surgical clamps or other tools.  Surgeons must be extremely careful and consider various complications with the baby's cord while cutting it and even during labor and delivery.
The different complications involved with a baby's umbilical cord include the following:
o Umbilical cord wrapped around the neck - In some cases the umbilical cord winds up encircling the baby's neck.  If not tackled properly this condition may lead to the baby getting choked.  Babies who are delivered with the cord around their necks (often known as nuchal chords) can lead a perfectly healthy life if the chords are unwrapped carefully by the surgeon at the time of delivery.
o Knotted cords - Cords with a knot represent grave dangers to a baby developing in the womb.  Oxygen and blood intake of the baby in the womb of the mother is obstructed due to knots in the umbilical cord and can cause serious consequences.

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o Unnecessary pressure on the umbilical cord - Any stretching or compression on the umbilical cord may lead to the slowing down of the baby's heart beat further resulting in respiratory problems for the baby.
In such cases, the baby's heart beat can go below 100 beats per minute.  Should the baby report a low heart beat rate for more than a couple of minutes, doctors can intervene by providing oxygen support.
o Prolapsed cord - During delivery, the baby passes through the birth canal headfirst after the bag of waters has been broken.  In some cases, the umbilical cord moves into the birth canal first.  This can cause the cord getting compressed resulting in serious consequences.
This generally happens when the baby is not placed in the pelvis of the mother appropriately.  Cases of prolapsed cords in the vagina are usually treated by surgeons by arranging for a caesarean section delivery of the baby.
Why are umbilical cords' complications difficult to handle?
o Complications in umbilical cords are very difficult to detect medically and scientifically.  Pregnant women do not show any different symptoms when there are abnormalities in the umbilical cords.
o Most complications in umbilical cords are detected very late.  This often drives surgeons to think on their feet to solve the complexity.  Umbilical cord complications need surgical or medical intervention to ensure that the problem is solved.
The umbilical cord is an important feature/organ in babies that allow them to intake oxygen or blood.  Complications in umbilical cords are difficult to detect.  Experienced surgeons are needed to tackle this issue once detected.

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Sunday, April 27, 2014


Endometriosis and miscarriage

It is already been demonstrated that endometriosis can be a common factor in women with infertility.  But after a woman becomes pregnancy, can endometriosis interfere with the pregnancy and cause miscarriage?  We know that endometriosis is uterine tissue which is located outside the uterus, but it may continue to secrete the same hormones which interfere with the pregnancy.  Endometriosis can also create adhesions which "hook together" the abdominal organs.  This can also interfere with a developing pregnancy.


Saturday, April 26, 2014


Radiation, How Much is Safe In Pregnancy

When I was trying to conceive, I would avoid getting any sort of X-ray, mammogram, etc. if I was anywhere near ovulation. One X-ray technician told me that I should avoid mammograms three months before trying to conceive!
My best advice is to avoid any sort of radiation if you're pregnant. Even if certain levels of exposure are considered safe, why expose yourself to something that can cause damage to your baby? Even when I was trying to conceive, if I had to have a mammogram or X-ray, I would ask for a lead apron around my abdomen and I would try to time it when I was on my period just so I was absolutely sure I wasn't pregnant or ovulating.
Here is an article that gives the facts about radiation during pregnancy:

In the first two weeks postconception or the second two weeks from the last menstrual period, the embryo is very resistant to the malforming effects of x rays. The embryo is, however, sensitive to the lethal effects of x rays although doses much higher than 5 rad or 50 mSv is necessary to cause a miscarriage.
Robert Brent, MD, PhD

Tuesday, April 22, 2014


HcG Levels and Miscarriage

If you have undergone fertility treatments, you are probably more than familiar with HcG levels, how they are drawn and what they mean.  HcG stands for "human chorionic gonadotropin" - also known as the pregnancy hormone and when you perform a pregnancy test, this is what it is measuring.  HcG levels which are too low may be the first real indicator that a pregnancy is in trouble.  Typically, HcG levels double every 48 hours in a normal early pregnancy.  If a pregnancy has not implanted properly, this may affects its growth and result in HcG levels that are too low.  Additionally, ectopic or tubal pregnancies can show increasing HcG levels, but not at the rate they should be (this happened to one of my pregnancies  and fortunately we were able to catch it early and treat it with a drug called "methotrexate").  



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Monday, April 21, 2014


Miscarriage, What Happens To The Baby?

I found an article on "The Jewish Woman's" website about one Rabbi's perspective of what happens to a miscarried baby's soul.
 I realize many readers have different spiritual beliefs, but for those of you interested, here's an interesting and comforting point of view. There are also some other links which may be of interest within the article. Read more:

From a spiritual point of view, I learned the most beautiful teaching from my rabbi, Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh. He told me that every soul that comes into this world comes here with a very specific mission. When that mission is completed, the soul can leave. 

The holiest of souls need so little time here in this world that some never even make it outside the womb, others only need their heart to beat once, others not even that.

We cannot understand G‑d's ways, but when we believe that everything happens for a reason and that nothing is random, hopefully that will help the grieving process.

Clearly, we want healthy children and easy pregnancies. But for whatever reason, certain souls do not need to come into this world, and both you and I, for whatever reason, carried such souls.

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 Depression May Be Connected To Miscarriage

I've certainly heard that miscarriage and recurrent miscarriage can cause depression, however, there also seems to be some evidence that preconception depression may actually contribute to miscarriage.
This article, although technical explains more:

In conclusion, a preconceptional depressive state may influence
the risk of miscarriage in those patients who have
experienced recurrent miscarriage. Recurrent aborters with
high depression scale should therefore undergo preconceptional
counselling by psychiatrists or receive treatment with antidepressants.
There are few known predictors for miscarriage other
than antiphospholipid antibodies, chromosome abnormalities,
maternal age and number of previous miscarriages (Ogasawara
et al., 2000) and the population of recurrent aborters who can
be successfully treated with medication is limited. Our findings
appear to provide the first evidence of a psychological predictor
for recurrent miscarriage. It is simple to measure depression
with the SCR90R approach and therefore greater recourse to
this tool appears warranted.


Sunday, April 20, 2014


I have often read that once a miscarriage is in motion, no amount of bedrest is going to stop it. However, during the implantation phase of a pregnancy, lack of activity may actually help. This article talks about how bedrest in pregnancy may be of questionable value when used to prevent complications:

As many as 95 percent of obstetricians report having prescribed bed rest or restricted activity to women with complications that may increase the risk for preterm labor, such as high blood pressure, carrying multiples and vaginal bleeding. An estimated 700,000 pregnant women in the U.S. are told to go on bed rest every year.

Yet experts say there's little evidence that immobility leads to better outcomes for those women. And although bed rest is often assumed to be a safe intervention, it can be a physical, emotional and financial nightmare for expectant mothers, especially those who don't have strong support systems.


Friday, April 18, 2014


Miscarriage, what to say, what not to say

If you've experienced a miscarriage or if you've repeatedly miscarried, you feel very empty, betrayed and alone. Other people want to try to make you feel better, but it seems there's never a "right" thing to say at a time like this. I rarely spoke of my miscarriages - the only miscarriage that I made "public" was one of my ectopic pregnancies - and that's because I had to go through surgery.  You might share this with others so they know what not to say:

SEE ALSO: Sharing Information About Your Infertility (
  • Don't say "You can always try again"...if a couple is suffering from infertility, that's not as easy as it sounds
  • Don't say "It was probably for the best".  If someone lost their child, would you say that?
  • Don't pry into what happened.  Most miscarriages have an unknown cause.  The only thing that matters is that the pregnancy is lost.
  • If  a couple is experiencing recurrent miscarriage, don't say "Have you considered adoption?".  That can be very insulting and it's not your place to ask.
  •  I'm sorry
  • Is there anything I can do (but only if you mean it)


Donated Eggs and Pregnancy Loss and the Immune System

If you are over 40 and have been having trouble getting pregnant, it may be recommended that you use donated eggs. Usually high FSH levels are one of the first indicators that fertility clinics use to decide whether or not they recommend donor eggs. However, many women have gotten pregnant with high FSH (for more see "Get Pregnant With High FSH" ( 
One issue women should consider before deciding to use donor eggs is whether or not they understand the risk of miscarriage.  A study done in Seoul South Korea showed that miscarriage was more likely with donated eggs, especially if those eggs came from a non-relative.  Even if miscarriage did not occur, women with donated eggs were more likely to have pregnancy induced hypertension.  It is thought that the donated eggs trigger an immune response similar to when people receive transplanted organs.

Click Here To Read More About Donor Eggs

Thursday, April 17, 2014


Miscarriage Over 40 or any age

Here is a good article about moving from grief toward healing after a miscarriage written from the Catholic perspective.   Even if you are of a different faith, I found this to be a good resource. Read more:

Affirming the Loss

Unfortunately, the callous treatment the Stansberrys received is all too common. Martha Sullivan, head of pastoral counseling for St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Boston, has witnessed the resulting pain of such treatment throughout the last 11 years of her ministry. She has also seen firsthand the healing and validation a simple and dignified burial can bring to a bereaved family.


At St. Elizabeth’s, she says, “We value each loss as a baby. We talk to couples about their miscarriage, affirm their right to grieve the loss of that life and just try to express our sorrow for their pain.” The hospital also offers burial of stillborn or miscarried children in a private cemetery on hospital grounds.

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Miscarriage and Recurrent Miscarriage

As crazy as it sounds, I actually felt rejected by my babies when I miscarried.  After six miscarriages, sometimes your thinking isn't always rational.  However, I did believe and continue to believe that babies pick us to be their parents.  Who knows why...maybe it has something to do with the lessons that these souls come to learn while they are here on earth.  The problem with this belief system (even though I still hold it) is that when you repeatedly miscarry your pregnancies, it's hard to believe that your baby chose that.

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Monday, April 14, 2014


Green tea, Good Or Bad For Getting Pregnant

Green tea is good for fertility, right?  It does have a lot of health benefits and it contains something called 
polyphenols and hypoxanthine which are compounds found in tea that have been credited for producing more viable embryos.  So why could green tea possibly be a problem in pregnancy? 
Green tea has tannic acids which some think may also increase the chance of miscarriage.  It also has catechins which are thought to impede tumor growth, but may also affect the growth of the fetus.
Click Here To Read About Green Tea, Fertility and Miscarriage (


Miscarriage Over 40 and Hughes Syndrome (Antiphospholipid syndrome)

If you are suffering from recurrent miscarriage, you may have an underlying condition called "Hughes Syndrome.
 Not only can this cause miscarriage, but it could put you at risk for a number of other conditions. The good news is, there is treatment. Read more:

Hughes syndrome accounts for about one in five DVTs and may be to blame in some cases of economy class syndrome, leading to the deaths of young people travelling on long-haul flights. One in five cases of stroke in young people (under 45) is associated with Hughes syndrome. Others are misdiagnosed as having multiple sclerosis because of similar brain symptoms.

See also for more on preventing miscarriage and pregnancy loss

  Hughes Syndrome also accounts for as many as one in five cases of recurrent miscarriage. Miscarriage is thought to result from disruption of blood flow through the small blood vessels of the placenta. Although the exact sequence of events isn't yet clear (and may vary from woman to woman, pregnancy to pregnancy), without adequate nutrients the placenta fails and the baby is lost. Miscarriage late in pregnancy is very strongly linked to Hughes Syndrome. The syndrome has also been linked to pre-eclampsia, placental abruption and intra-uterine growth restriction.

Unfortunately, some women suffer six or more miscarriages before Hughes syndrome is diagnosed and the appropriate treatment given.

There may be a history of sudden problems such as a blood clot or a miscarriage, or a long story of chronic ill health with headaches, tiredness and other illness. People with Hughes syndrome are at greater risk of:

Venous thrombosis in the legs (DVT), arms and internal organs (kidney, liver, lung, brain, eye)
Arterial thrombosis, which can lead to recurrent stroke and transient ischaemic attacks (TIAs), neurological problems, and heart attacks
Mild thrombocytopenia (low platelet count in the blood)
Headaches which may be diagnosed as migraines. These may get worse or recur in midlife.
Multiple sclerosis-like episodes
Chorea (abnormal movements)
Memory loss
Heart valve disease
Skin rash known as livedo reticularis
Skin sores and lumps
Recurrent pregnancy loss

excerpted from BBC news

Friday, April 11, 2014


Miscarriage Caused by Sperm

By Mike Berkley

The integrity of sperm DNA is essential for the transmission of the father's gene contribution. Tests which show an increased fraction of sperm DNA fragmentation often correlates to other sperm pathologies such as poor motility, count and morphology. Most reproductive endocrinology clinics do not test for this often hidden pathology even when the patient presents with poor sperm parameters.
As in all areas of medicine, there is internecine battling going on between physicians as to the meaning and the effect of this issue on male fertility. Some doctors completely disagree with its relevancy as a contributor to male infertility; some physicians accept its contribution but don't know what to do with the findings; others think that the only real detriment to the quality of sperm rendered by DNA fragmentation is the sperms inability to penetrate the egg and they think that injecting the sperm into the egg (ICSI) effectively deals with the problem. It does not.
DNA fragmentation has a far reaching effect on fertility and surpasses the mere diminished ability of sperm to penetrate egg.

See also The Top 10 Things You May Not Know About Miscarriage at 

Some studies show that with higher percentages of fragmentation there are increased correlations in spontaneous abortions. The proportion of patients with abnormal sperm DNA integrity is higher in couples with spontaneous miscarriage. This is not surprising as a good embryo is nothing other than the combination of a good egg with a good sperm and sperm with DNA fragmentation is not good sperm.
In sperm without DNA fragmentation the DNA is protected from damage while being transported through both the male and female reproductive tracts; if there is damage to the DNA then impaired fertility is an obvious consequence.
Causes are many and varied ranging from genetic anomalies to reactive oxygen species due to white blood cell (leukocyte) infiltration), as well as vericoceles. As DNA repair systems are less active in the later stages of sperm production, sperm with fragmented DNA can readily reach the ejaculate.
Men that have sperm DNA fragmentation greater than 30% are typically infertile.
Treatment options Antioxidant therapy
Antioxidants 'scavenge' reactive oxygen species and can, in some instances, reduce sperm DNA fragmentation percentages. A n anti oxidant compound which has been shown to be effective in some instances is composed of lycopene 6mg, vitamin E 400IU, vitamin C 100mg, zinc 25mg, selenium 26 mg, folate.5 mg and garlic (available in pill form)1000 mg. This should be taken once daily.
Acupuncture and Herbs
Acupuncture with its ability to stimulate blood which transports oxygen and nutrients to the testes, while carrying debris away from the testes may also be an effective treatment.
Many herbal medicines also have high antioxidant properties and should be included in the treatment regimen. Combining antioxidant therapy as described above with acupuncture and herbal medicine can potentially increase fertility outcomes in men with high percentages of DNA fragmentation.
Smoking cigarettes and marijuana have been shown to contribute to sperm DNA fragmentation. Elimination of these mitigators may also help to normalize sperm.
Mike Berkley, L.Ac.
Mike Berkley, Licensed Acupuncturist/Board Certified Herbalist
Founder and Director, The Berkley Center for Reproductive Wellness
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Miscarriage Over 40, Stress and Cortisol

I have posted countless articles about the stress/infertility/miscarriage connection.

Here is another article which quotes some staggering statistics on how much the stress hormone "cortisol" may affect a woman's chance of miscarriage. Read more:

Among the study participants aged between 18 and 34 years, the incidence of miscarriage was as high as 90% in women with elevated levels of cortisol in comparison to 33% miscarriage among women with normal hormone levels. It is believed that high cortisol levels may signal the body that conditions are hostile for preservation and continuation of pregnancy, resulting in miscarriage

For more on stress, infertility, miscarriage (and how stress affects progesterone) visit:

Maybe increased cortisol is understood by the body as a cue that the context is uncertain, changing, or the quality of the environment is deteriorating. The body's response is to stop any extra activity and go back to its most basic functions,’ said Nepomnaschy, one of the researchers involved in the study.

It is unclear whether cortisol elevation induces miscarriage directly or through other signal transduction mechanisms. The results of the present study highlight the importance of stress in early pregnancy loss. More studies are indicated to establish a definitive association between miscarriage and stress, through a large population based study. 


Thursday, April 10, 2014


Miscarriage and Recurrent Miscarriage May Be Helped With True Unicorn and Other Herbs

First, remember to talk with your doctor before taking anything in pregnancy.
My site:
I did not take herbs while I was pregnant, so I can't vouch for their safety or effectiveness. Most sources recommend taking herbs only under the supervision of a doctor or herbalist since some herbs may actually contribute to pregnancy complications or miscarriage. However, for those of you interested, here is a site which addresses some herbal remedies for miscarriage and success stories:

See Also: Top 5 Herbs for Fertility and Pregnancy

True Unicorn is a very valuable tonic, especially beneficial and healing to the female regenerative organs. It is a good general tonic, and it has proved especially effective for female cases of habitual miscarriage due to chronic weakness. It may be safely used during the entire period of pregnancy. Due to its powerful uterine stimulative properties, it has proved valuable in cases of sterility and should be avoided where frequent pregnancy is undesirable. True unicorn root is soothing to the gastric area and is especially useful where the stomach is upset in pregnancy. It resembles false unicorn.


What Is An Incompetent Cervix?

By Eric Daiter MD

An incompetent cervix is when the cervix is too weak to support a pregnancy. The weight and pressure of the uterus on the weakened cervix can cause it to prematurely open. This can cause an early delivery or a miscarriage.
Having an incompetent cervix is a fairly rare condition. It can be caused by previous damage to the cervix, either through miscarriage, birth, abortion or surgery. It could also be a deformity present since birth. No matter what the cause, if you have been diagnosed with an incompetent cervix, then there are some precautions that you and your doctor can take to help increase your chances of carrying a baby full-term.

See Also: Top Ten Things You May Not Know About Miscarriage (

If you have been diagnosed, then you have probably had a miscarriage before. If you have not, then your doctor may still want to check for incompetent cervix early in your pregnancy. This could be the case if you have had any kind of surgery or even a difficult delivery before.
They can check your cervix through a pelvic exam, but may want to examine your cervix more thoroughly. This is usually done by ultrasound. This will help your doctor determine if your cervix is open more than it should be. They will also be able to tell if the cervix is too thin.
Your doctor may recommend a cervical cerclage to hold the cervix shut. This is basically stitching the cervix closed during the pregnancy. It is usually done during the third month of pregnancy and helps the cervix withstand the pressure of the growing baby and uterus.
If the cervix shortens and starts to open later in the pregnancy, then an emergent cerclage may be placed later than the third month. Bed rest may be recommended instead if you are far along or if the cervix has already opened too much for the procedure to be performed.
You will most likely be under general anesthesia during the procedure. Spinal blocks and epidurals are also commonly used. A special thread will be stitched around your cervix and then cinched shut. You may experience cramping, light bleeding and pain after the procedure. You may be required to stay overnight after the procedure.
Your doctor may prescribe medication to help stop preterm labor. Other medications may be used to control pain and prevent infection. Your symptoms should cease after a few days. If they do not, then you need to contact your doctor. Fever, contractions, painful cramping, lower back pain, nausea, vomiting, bleeding, water leakage or foul smelling discharge should be immediately brought to your doctor's attention.
Cervical cerclage is an infertility treatment that can help many women carry their babies to term. Talk to your doctor about all of the risks and what you can do to prepare and take care of yourself afterward.
Dr. Eric Daiter MD is the medical director of The NJ Center for Fertility and Reproductive Medicine, LLC.
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Monday, April 07, 2014


Miscarriage and Recurrent Miscarriage Could Be Caused By Genetic Factors

The uterus normally produces a substance call nitric oxide.

 However, there may be a gene which causes some women to produce less nitric oxide which could affect the blood flow to the uterus.  I found this interesting article about how some women who seemingly have no reason for their recurrent miscarriages may have a "gene variation" which predisposes them to this condition. Read More:

For more on the top 10 things you may not know about miscarriage, visit:

"The researchers compared 105 who had recurrent miscarriages to 91 postmenopausal women who had given birth at least twice and never had a miscarriage. They found that the women who had miscarried were more likely to carry the NOS3 gene variation.

Interestingly, drugs that help improve blood flow to the uterus or decrease the likelihood of blood clotting are already used to treat recurrent miscarriage. This research helps explain why this approach works.

According to expert Andrew Toledo, MD, who also reviewed the study for WebMD, "most of us that do work in repetitive miscarriage have always felt that in unexplained couples, ... there must be a molecular, genetic component to this." Toledo, a partner at Reproductive Biology Associates in Atlanta, specializes in reproductive endocrinology, infertility, and recurrent miscarriage.

Both Yemini and Toledo agree that this research opens the door to potential new treatments for unexplained miscarriage. These treatments might target the NOS3 gene variation directly or focus on improving blood flow to the uterus.

Perhaps the most important aspect of this new research is that it offers hope for women who continually have miscarriages, adds Yemini.

"Often, you see women who have had three, four, or five miscarriages who say, 'I cannot handle it; I'm not going to try anymore'", he says. "On the other hand, you see patients who somehow manage to have the courage not to give up. The ones who don't give up, in my experience, eventually have babies. But sometimes it's a very long road." 



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Sunday, April 06, 2014


Missed Miscarriage: What Every Woman Needs To Know

Author:Sandra Wilson
Every newly pregnant woman fears about having a miscarriage at some point in her pregnancy. While yes, it\'s true that miscarriage may happen at different stages, it commonly occurs during her first trimester. Every womans chance of having a miscarriage during her first trimester lies between 10-20 As the pregnancy progresses, the risks decrease and the chances of miscarriage after seeing heartbeat goes down to about 3-5 Having a miscarriage once does not mean that your risks of having another are higher than women who have never had one. In this article, we will share with you some basic infformation about missed miscarriage – what is it, what causes such, what its symptoms are and the like.
What is a missed miscarriage? A missed miscarriage is a type of miscarriage wherein the body does not necessary expel the many elements of a terminated pregnancy for a few weeks despite the fetus being already dead. It is also referred to as a “missed abortion” or “silent pregnancy.” Most women who experience missed miscarriage do not know that a miscarriage had occurred with some of them misinterpreting miscarriage symptoms as harmless pregnancy signs. The loss can be very devastating to the expectant mothers. Most cases of missed miscarriage usually occur on the first twelve weeks of pregnancy.

See also: 10 Things You May Not Know About Miscarriage ( 

What are the causes of a missed miscarriage? The specific cause of a missed miscarriage remains undetermined. Nevertheless, about half of its cases are directly related to genetic problems in the egg or the sperm. Immune system problems as well as serious infections of the mother may also increase the risks of miscarriage. The risks may also be higher as age as caused by the natural deterioration of egg quality.
What are the signes of a missed miscarriage?
  • Vaginal discharge – The first discharge are usually brown in color and turns to bright red later on. Note that the discharge does not always occur immediately making it more difficult to find out if pregnancy has indeed been terminated.
  • Absence of fetal heart – No heartbeat is heard during ultrasound.
  • Loss of pregnancy symptoms – All of a sudden, you no longer feel the nausea. You have lost the fatigue and have become active again. Your breasts are no longer tender.
It is very important to note that most of the above symptoms of missed miscarriage may be confusing. In some cases, women who have had a missed miscarriage without their knowledge continue to experience pregnancy symptoms. This “overlapping” of symptoms is due to the fact that the placental tissues continue to release hormones even if the fetus is dead. In rare cases, it can even give a positive pregnancy test.
How is a missed miscarriage diagnosed? A missed miscarriage may be diagnosed through an ultrasound. If no heartbeat is found, the pregnancy is considered terminated. Once detected, an operation may be recommended by the doctor in order to remove all the remnants of the pregnancy. This is done during the first few days after the diagnosis in order to prevent all infection.
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You can find helpful information about the chances of miscarriage after seeing heartbeat and everything you need to know about missed miscarriage at Aha! Baby.

Saturday, April 05, 2014



In order to embrace to a new understanding of miscarriage, it is useful first to become clear about what miscarriage is not.
What Miscarriage Is Not
  • Miscarriage is not a failure. While an old way of thinking might be forcing you down this road now, realise that there is no failure in miscarriage.
    This interpretation comes from a world view that is addicted to outcome and productivity. Miscarriage cannot be seen through these lenses.
  • Miscarriage is no accident. It is not a mistake, a wrong-doing or a flaw in any way. It is nothing to be ashamed of or feel guilty about.
  • It is not to be feared or ignored. It does not in any way take away from your personal worth and infinite value, your femininity or masculinity as the case may be or your innate capacity to parent.
  • Neither is miscarriage merely a collection of cells that now cease to exist...a possibility that once was. 
See also: 10 Things You May Not Know About Miscarriage (

What Miscarriage Is
  • Miscarriage is indeed the end of a life. We can look outside ourselves to legal, medical or philosophical quarters for confirmation of this. Or we can just go within and access the knowing that there was life there and now it is gone.
  • Miscarriage is a death in the family. Even though this person was around for only a short time, he or she is still part of the family and deserves a place in it.
  • Miscarriage is the death of your baby. You ARE a parent even if you don't have other offspring. Parenthood does not begin after birth. Nor does it end when your baby dies.
  • Miscarriage is a portal into another dimension. While society is telling us that miscarriage is not significant, you know better. You can feel it at your and loss that extends far beyond the grips of reason and logic.
There is a more to life.
And if you allow it, the experience of miscarriage will take you to your truth and wisdom. And you will come to feel the love of spirit that shines forever on you and your baby
What resonates most with you in this article? Take a moment to write down what is coming up for you.

Deirdre would like to invite you to visit her blog to make a comment or find out more about how you can transform miscarriage into a magical beginning for you.
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Friday, April 04, 2014


Fertility: Getting Pregnant After A Miscarriage

Recent research has suggested that there is no need to wait to conceive after having a miscarriage.  However, if you had a D and C, you may need to give your body time to heal.  In the past, the recommendation was to wait six months, but that has changed.
But many women wonder if they are really more likely to get pregnant following a miscarriage...are they more fertile?  There seems to be some conflicting information.  Some believe that since the hormones associated with pregnancy are still high, that you may be more fertile.
Click Here To Read The Full Article On Fertility After Miscarriage 

Thursday, April 03, 2014


Miscarriage Resource

I found an informative website,, which has some good information about nutritional deficiencies and miscarriage. Read More:

"VITAMIN B COMPLEX, INCLUDING FOLIC ACID: (find supplements in food form if you can; you can do a search to find out what foods these have in them)<

Many naturopathic and other doctors suggest using Vitamin B complex (50 milligrams a day) with additional vitamin B6 and Folic acid (800 to 1000 micrograms a day) for women planning to become pregnant and for those who are pregnant."

Foods For Fertility, Click Here to See The Whole Series ( 

 Quotes: "These preventive measures are supported by studies that suggest a connection between recurring miscarriages and problems metabolizing methionine and homocysteine in the body. Methionine is an amino acid, a building block of protein. Homocysteine is a by-product of the breakdown of methionine."

"Abnormal use of homocysteine by the body leads to a rise in levels of this compound which, in turn, may play a role in spontaneous abortion and the development of defects in the neural tube (the structure in the fetus that later becomes the central nervous system)."

"Folic acid, Vitamins B6 and B12, and Betaine all play a role in the proper use of methionine and homocysteine." (Note: Homocysteine is also considered to be a factor for those with heart conditions.)

"In addition, a fetus, a newborn, and a pregnant woman all need more Folic acid and B12 than other people; therefore, taking the supplements mentioned both before and during pregnancy is valuable, and may prevent miscarriage in the case of elevated homocysteine levels."



Spotting or bleeding in early pregnancy

Bleeding or spotting in pregnancy can be quite common, however, it can be mortifying when it happens to you. I had some bleeding with all my pregnancies - even my successful one.
Many women experience implantation bleeding. It makes sense that you might have a little blood when the fertilized egg attaches itself to the uterus. From the above article:
See Also: for more on what you may not know about miscarriage
" The most benign type of bleeding is called "implantation bleeding". This is bleeding from the site in the uterus where the developing fetus has chosen to implant. It is painless bleeding and occurs often. Your OBGYN will more than likely ask that you restrict heavy activity, and avoid sex. You may also be placed on modified bedrest to increase the chances of a better implantation."

Tuesday, April 01, 2014


I frequently post articles about herbal remedies for miscarriage and fertility.  It is important to check with your doctor before taking anything in pregnancy.  I did not use herbal remedies during my pregnancy and only drank a few herbal teas when I was trying to conceive, however, for anyone interested, here is an article about herbal remedies for miscarriage:

Herbal Remedies To Prevent Miscarriages

Author:Kevin Pederson
Miscarriages could happen due to a plethora of reasons. Some of the most common causes are - - Multiple pregnancies
- Increasing age. With increasing age the percentage of miscarriages also increase. As per statistics, for women who are less than 35 years miscarriages happen at a rate of 6.4 between 35-40 it is 14.7and over 40 it is 23.1
- Uncontrolled diabetes - Affected by a soft tissue disease known as Scleroderma
- Fever over 100 degree F
- Smoking increases the risk by nearly 30-50- Earlier use of contraceptive pills could also be a reason.
- Women who conceive with IVF treatment, as in case of hormonal imbalance
- Abnormalities of the uterus

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Preventive Measures

Some home remedies suggested to prevent miscarriages are

Drink raspberry leaf tea with a little Composition Powder. This helps to alleviate after pains of childbirth, uterine hemorrhage, and miscarriage.

True Unicorn Root is a very important tonic for women. It is very useful in healing female reproductive organs. It works pretty well for women who have a history of miscarriages due to chronic weakness. It can be used for the entire period of pregnancy as it has simulative properties. It is valuable for treating sterility and impotency problems.

You can drink one cup of false unicorn every half hour to prevent miscarriage.

You can have Squaw Tea, which prevents miscarriages and strengthens the uterus.

Boil 2 oz. wild yam and 1 oz. coltsfoot in 1 1/2 quarts of water for 20 minutes. Take 1 tsp for 1 every cup and have it 3-4 times a day.

Another recipe is take 1 part Black haw, 3 parts false Unicorn root and 1 part Lobelia. Boil 3 oz herb in 1 1/2 quarts of water for 20 minutes. Drink 1 tablespoon with water at least 3-4 times daily.

False unicorn and Lobelia helps in the nurturing the reproductive system by supplying hormone building nutrients that helps in holding the pregnancy.

Avoid these herbs as they can poisonous and can induce abortion or miscarriages. Black cohosh, Blue cohosh, Celery root, Pennyroyal, Slippery elm douche, Tansy, Western red cedar, Yarrow, Rue, Lovage, Ginger, Cotton root bark, Sweet flag, Mistletoe, Ginseng, Golden seal, Juniper berries, Oil of sassafras, Myrrh, Southernwood, Motherwort, Angelica, Marigold, Bracken fern, Golden ragwort and Mugwort.

Warning: The reader of this article should exercise all precautionary measures while following instructions on the home remedies from this article. Avoid using any of these products if you are allergic to it. The responsibility lies with the reader and not with the site or the writer.
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Kevin Pederson is the webmaster for many home based treatment sites helping you fight the battle with easy home based cures. Home remedies to Prevent Miscarriages.
With simple measures we can fight this problem.

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