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The association between miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy and PTSD

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Is it possible to personalise the risk of miscarriage

Many women unfortunately have pain or bleeding in pregnancy – or attend for an ultrasound scan or assessment because they are anxious about their pregnancy. Often a scan is not conclusive – which naturally leads to even more anxiety. It … 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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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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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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Do you need expensive ultrasound machines to get the diagnosis right?

Doctors love fancy bits of kit, and there is no better example of this than when it comes to ultrasound  imaging. There are fabulous machines around that give spectacular images – but how good does an image have to be … Continue reading

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Recurrent pregnancy loss – a failure of the mechanism to select the right embryo?

Recurrent miscarriage is a blight on a couple. There is only so many times a person can cope with being told it is “bad luck” or “the odds are really in your favour next time”. Undoubtedly this may be true … Continue reading

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People talk about natural killer (NK) cells in pregnancy: what do they mean?

Women who have had a miscarriage often read widely on the internet to try to understand what may have been the reason it happened. It is highly likely that they will find something about the possible role of NK cells … Continue reading

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Ultrasound scanning is magic – just switch the machine on and point it in the right direction……

One thing patients often say to me when I am carrying out a scan is: “isn’t it amazing what these machines can do these days” I have to admit this usually provokes a little irritation as clearly people think you … Continue reading

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