Category Archives: Media stories

Can we really reduce the number of miscarriage by up to 25% ?

A study was published in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology yesterday that led to headlines in many of the national newspapers. The message was that perhaps up to 25% of miscarriages could be avoided. The reference for the … Continue reading

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Does working increase the risk of miscarriage?

Women often ask whether they should change what they do at work once they are pregnant. Is it OK to lift, carry on with shift work or work nights? On 12th December a Scandanavian journal published an interesting study on … Continue reading

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NICE guidance on ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage are a serious concern

In December NICE published their guidance on ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage. A summary of these was also published in the British Medical Journal  It is fair to say that they were disappointing on many levels. It is worth quoting the view … Continue reading

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Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) – in the news…..

No doubt there will be a lot of press coverage relating to “morning sickness” in the next week or so. Interestingly in 2006 we published a case control study matching 286 women with HG with the same number of controls … Continue reading

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Uterine Transplantation: Is it really happening?

The research into uterus transplantation (UTn) reached a cresendo during the past 12 months as three human attempts were performed worldwide. In August 2011, a team in Turkey (Professor O Ozkan) performed the second human UTn in history, on a 21 year old recipient … Continue reading

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How long to wait to conceive after a miscarriage..

In a new study published in BMJ Open, researchers at The RAND corporation in the States have reported that if the interval between miscarriage and conception for the next pregnancy is less than 3 months, there is a an increased … Continue reading

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Fertility after an ectopic pregnancy

The two questions asked first by most women who have had an ectopic pregnancy are “how will this impact on my future fertility” and “what are the chances of me having an ectopic pregnancy in a future pregnancy”. A new … Continue reading

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Further evidence about the mechanism of miscarriage – failing to discriminate between healthy and unhealthy embryos

An important new paper has been published in relation to recurrent miscarriage (RM). Weimer et al have shown that there are differences in the migration patterns of endometrial stromal cells in women with and without a history of RM. In … Continue reading

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Fertility after drainage of a pelvic abscess

Seth Granberg is something of a legend in the world of gynaecological ultrasound. He dreamt up looking at the thickness of the lining of the uterus to predict cancer, developed morphological scoring for ovarian masses and published on many other … Continue reading

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What should I do about an abnormal smear in pregnancy?

We don’t usually take smears in pregnancy but sometimes a smear is taken before you realise you are pregnant. At other times you may have had an abnormal smear before the pregnancy and your doctors may want to keep a … Continue reading

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