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Larger hospital units have lower miscarriage rates after invasive pregnancy tests

... of more than 64,000 pregnant women has found that miscarriage rates following amniocentesis and chorionic ... out by a department had a significant effect on miscarriage rates. For example, the rates in departments ... or more over the same timescale. Similarly, the miscarriage risk for CVS was 1.5 times higher in departments ...

Chicago-area Infertility Specialist Richard Sherbahn, MD, Reports a Woman's Age Affects Her Chances of Successful Pregnancy from Egg Donation

... the rates of implantation, clinical pregnancy, miscarriage and live birth. Dr. Sherbahn found no ... pregnancy and live birth, and a higher rate of miscarriage than women under age 45. "The ... recipient age groups' rates of implantation and miscarriage were statistically significant, although the ...

Couples with fertility problems where the man is over 35 have increased difficulty in conceiving

... motility and morphology. Clinical pregnancy, miscarriage and delivery rates were also carefully recorded. ... 35 years, compared to 14.5% in younger women. miscarriage rates were also typically affected by maternal ... says Dr. Belloc. "And, perhaps more surprisingly, miscarriage rates increased where the father was over 35." ...

Leicester medical team announces 'predictor' for pregnant women who may have miscarriages

... in women who presented with a threatened miscarriage (bleeding in early pregnancy with a viable baby) ... anandamide in 45 women presenting with threatened miscarriage and a viable pregnancy to predict the eventual ... the women who then went on to have a subsequent miscarriage and 94% of those who went on to have a live ....

New Kaiser Permanente study fortifies caffeine's link to miscarriage

... the determination of caffeines true effect on miscarriage risk. The research appears in the current online ... strengthens the association between caffeine and miscarriage risk because it removes speculation that the ... 12-ounce cans of caffeinated soda) had twice the miscarriage risk as women who consumed no caffeine, said Li. ...

Kaiser Permanente study shows link between caffeine and miscarriage

... the determination of caffeines true effect on miscarriage risk. The research appears in the current online ... strengthens the association between caffeine and miscarriage risk because it removes speculation that the ... 12-ounce cans of caffeinated soda) had twice the miscarriage risk as women who consumed no caffeine, said Li. ...

Prior Miscarriage Raises Risk for Low-Birthweight Infant

... A single miscarriage boosted the odds by 67%, study found THURSDAY, Dec. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Women who've had a miscarriage or an abortion are much more likely than women ... have an underweight baby. Women who'd had one miscarriage or abortion were 67 percent more likely to have a ...

When Babies Die, Obstetricians Suffer, Too

... 140 deliveries a year could deal with almost two dozen women with a miscarriage and one to two women with stillbirth or infant death, the researchers ... More information The Compassionate Friends has more about stillbirth, miscarriage and infant death . -- Robert Preidt ...

Father's Age a Factor in Infertility

... Being over 35 meant lower pregnancy rates, higher chances of miscarriage for couple, study finds MONDAY, July 7 (HealthDay News) -- ... -- men over 35 had a negative effect. And, perhaps more surprisingly, miscarriage rates increased where the father was over 35," study author Dr. Stephanie ...

Once Again, Caffeine Linked to Miscarriage

... when women drink more than 200 milligrams of caffeine daily, the risk of miscarriage increases twofold. "What we found was that if women have heavy ... -- greater than 200 milligrams a day -- they have double the risk of miscarriage than women that don't have any caffeine," said one of the study's authors, ...

Cancer survivors at greater risk of birth complications; special monitoring needed

... had more postpartum haemorrhages the loss of more than one litre of blood after delivery." The team did not investigate overall fertility and miscarriage rates, but they believe that it is possible that the fertility of all the cancer survivors may be compromised. "We know that radiotherapy and some ...

March of Dimes Honors 100th Anniversary of Virginia Apgar

... use of Rh tests, which can prevent a woman's antibodies from crossing the placenta and attacking the fetus' red blood cells, perhaps causing miscarriage or fetal death. Dr. Apgar, a pediatric anesthesiologist, was also a noted teacher, author and mentor to other physicians. She served as vice ...

Chicago-area Infertility Specialist Richard Sherbahn, MD, Reports a Woman's Body Mass Index Affects Her Success in Infertility Treatment

... retrieved and a higher likelihood of having a day-five transfer, there was no difference between the BMI groups in the rates of clinical pregnancy, miscarriage or live births. "It's possible that the higher number of eggs and greater chance for a day-five transfer is due to a higher incidence of ...

New DNA Test Is Basis for Groundbreaking IVF Refund Plan, Easing Financial Burden for Patients

... egg or embryo has the correct number of chromosomes. Too many or too few (referred to as "aneuploidy") will result in either a non-viable embryo, a miscarriage or, if implanted and carried to term, a birth defect. Because aneuploidy is the most common cause of IVF failure, identifying viable embryos for ...

April 2009 Declared National Safe Handling Awareness Month

... studies investigating the toxicity in healthcare personnel who handle cytotoxic (hazardous) drugs revealed a 40-50 percent increased risk for miscarriage . A total of 7094 pregnancies of 2976 pharmacy and nursing staff were examined.(3),(4) A national survey conducted by the Environmental ...

Stop & Shop Alerts Customers to Voluntary Recall by Northern Star Company

... persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy. Infected pregnant women may experience only a mild flu-like illness but infections can lead to miscarriage or stillbirth. Customers who have purchased this product should discard any unused portion and bring their purchase receipt to any Stop & ...

Consumer Advisory: Agriculture Department Warns of Tainted Raw Milk Sold By Dauphin County Dairy

... or convulsions can occur. Infected pregnant women may experience only a mild, flu-like illness, but infections during pregnancy can lead to miscarriage or stillbirth. Symptoms of Listeriosis can appear in four days to three weeks. Pennsylvania farms selling raw milk must be permitted and ...

Philippine Birthing Centers Help New Mothers, Healthy Infants

... women residing in rural areas usually receive little or no care from health professionals and are not informed of the dangers of pregnancy, such as miscarriage and pre-term labor. The facilities offer patients access to trained health care workers. As part of the nearly $200,000 project, pre- and ...

Remuda Ranch Reports More Women Seek to Be Thin During Pregnancy

... complications including: low birth weight in the infant; possible neurological damage to the baby; increased caesarean section rate; and increased miscarriage early in pregnancy. "A woman with a history of an eating disorder may be more vulnerable during pregnancy," adds Dr. Woods. "The emotional ...

BEING DAD DVD Offers a Sneak Peek at Pregnancy From a Guy's Point of View

... first found out about the pregnancy right through to the birth, it explores a broad range of subjects, including many rarely discussed openly like miscarriage and sex during pregnancy. Their honest and hilarious accounts of learning what not to say to a pregnant woman to the riveting stories about premature ...

Hard Decisions for the Littlest Lives

... or fatal congenital anomalies. Fifteen percent of the women had used assisted reproductive techniques to conceive, and 54 percent had had a previous miscarriage or infant death. While all the parents wanted to be involved in decisions regarding delivery-room resuscitation, few could recall discussing the ...

Listeriosis infection primer for health-care providers and the public

... pregnant women are 20 times more likely than healthy adults to contract listeriosis and risk passing it on to their babies, which can result in miscarriage or infant death. The elderly and people with cancer, diabetes, kidney disease, AIDS/HIV and other illnesses that weaken immune systems are high-risk ...

Acupuncture may hold promise for women with hormone disorder

... Va., Sept. 3, 2008 -- Getting pregnant with her first child was difficult, but when Rebecca Killmeyer of Charlottesville, Va. experienced a miscarriage during her second pregnancy, she wasn't sure if she would ever have another baby. When she decided to enter a study testing the impact of acupuncture ...

New insight into most common forebrain malformation

... represents a first step in understanding the mechanism of that interaction." HPE occurs in about one in every 250 fetuses, frequently causing miscarriage or stillbirth. HPE is present in varying degrees in one in every 16,000 newborns. The disorder is characterized by a failure of the developing brain ...

Diabetes, Weight Tied to Male Infertility

... this is damaged, it cannot be restored." Sperm DNA quality is known to be tied to decreased embryo quality, low embryo implantation rates, higher miscarriage rates and some serious childhood diseases, including cancers. "We found a class of compounds known as advanced glycation end products (AGEs) in ...

Stillbirths, infant deaths lead to anxiety, guilt and stress among obstetricians

... which occur in the first week). On average, the typical obstetrician performing 140 deliveries a year could encounter nearly two dozen women with a miscarriage and one to two with stillbirth or infant death, the study says. "Obstetricians want to see a healthy baby. When a fetus or baby dies, the loss can ...

New blood clot guidelines for pregnant women

... therapy. Pregnant women taking vitamin K antagonists (VKA), such as the anticoagulant warfarin, have an increased risk for birth defects and miscarriage and are, therefore, advised to stop taking VKAs before 6 weeks of fetal gestation. However, some pregnant women with certain types of mechanical ...

PA Agriculture Department Warns Consumers About Raw Milk Sold by York County Dairy

... balance or convulsions can occur. Infected pregnant women may experience only a mild, flu-like illness, but infections during pregnancy can lead to miscarriage or stillbirth. Symptoms of Listeriosis can appear in four days to three weeks. CONTACT: Chris L. Ryder (717) 787-5085 ...

Same-day pregnancy test provides valuable guidance to pre-surgery patients

... associated pregnancy risks with any surgery. Both the stress the mother is under during surgery or the anesthesia could contribute to a spontaneous miscarriage or to an increased chance of birth defects. Doctors at Hospital for Special Surgery always explain the risks to patients who are pregnant, but if the ...

Pregnancy and Work Can Work

... a book. Can I still drink coffee? You should reduce your caffeine intake as recent research shows that excessive caffeine may increase your miscarriage risk. You don't have to go cold turkey, but try to reduce when you can. Remember caffeine is present in some sodas and teas as well. What should I ...

Pre-Pregnancy Diabetes Rates Have Doubled

... at Kaiser Permanente Bellflower Medical Center, in Bellflower, Calif. And, she added, "having diabetes during pregnancy increases the risk of miscarriage early in pregnancy and the risk of stillbirth later in pregnancy. It also increases the chances of having a baby with birth defects, and it may ...

Reproductive Assistance Inc. Gives Back to those Suffering from Infertility

... cycles, and suffered one miscarriage. Frances is quoted as saying, "It has been emotionally and financially draining. I was pregnant once and had a miscarriage after six weeks. It was the best six weeks of my life. But, I wonder if it was a curse. Our dream of having a child has been put to the test and ...

PA Agriculture Department Warns Consumers of Tainted Raw Milk Sold By Clarion, Crawford County Dairies

... or convulsions can occur. Infected pregnant women may experience only a mild, flu-like illness, but infections during pregnancy can lead to miscarriage or stillbirth. Symptoms of Listeriosis can appear in four days to three weeks. CONTACT: Nicole L. Cullison (717) 787-5085 ...

Women Veterinarians Face Higher Miscarriage Risk

... were analyzed. Of 1,355 pregnancies, 940 were included in the final analysis. The researchers found an almost 2.5-fold increase in the risk of miscarriage in women exposed to unscavenged anesthetic gases (those not filtered out) for more than one hour a week. Female veterinarians who reported ...

Leukemia therapy with imatinib during pregnancy may cause infant abnormalities

... hernia). The study showed that a significant proportion of pregnancies exposed to imatinib result in a normal outcome and a healthy infant. The miscarriage rate in the study was 14.4 percent, which is within the expected range for the general population. However, the fact that some of the abnormalities ...

Caffeine May Lower Ovarian Cancer Risk

... HMO and found those who drank 200 milligrams or more of caffeine a day -- about two or more cups of coffee or five 12-ounce sodas -- had twice the miscarriage risk of those who avoided caffeine entirely. Even smaller amounts increased risk, with women drinking less than 200 milligrams of caffeine a day ...

Miscarriage of Justice: A Statement by Judie Brown of the American Life League

... shopping list, a bridge date or a desire to satisfy every sexual whim, the body count will continue to rise. While these examples show how a miscarriage of justice is a foregone conclusion, they also show why America's pro-life population must be more persistent, more insistent and more consistent in ...

Miscarriage myths persist despite prevalence of medical information

... COLUMBUS , Ohio More than a third of women surveyed about their beliefs surrounding miscarriage and birth defects said they thought that a pregnant woman's foul mood could negatively affect her baby. One in four of these women thought a ...

Olympic Gold Medalist Marion Jones-Thompson Pleads Guilty to Making False Statements in Two Separate Federal Criminal Investigations

... matter. Even if the truth is eventually uncovered, the lies throw investigators off track, waste time and resources, and create a real risk of a miscarriage of justice." Mr. Schools stated, "The federal government will vigorously prosecute individuals who provide false statements to its agents. ...

Fetal cell 'transplant' could be a hidden link between childbirth and reduced risk of breast cancer

... of fetal microchimerism in the prevention of cancer. In addition, there are other reasons for male DNA to be in a womans peripheral blood, such as miscarriage and abortion or possibly even blood transfusion or a male twin that was reabsorbed into the womb at an early stage of the pregnancy. ...
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