Tag Archives: miscarriage

Miscarriage Misinformation on Twitter

Written on September 13, 2017 at 3:55 pm, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

Losing a pregnancy because of a miscarriage can be a difficult and painful experience, one that people often don’t talk about even among friends and family. Women who suffer miscarriages can feel shame and isolation. Some even blame themselves.

There are also many public misperceptions of miscarriage. For example, more than half of the respondents to a 2015 survey incorrectly …

Stress Linked to Miscarriage Risk

Written on August 24, 2017 at 3:32 pm, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

Women who have experienced more psychological stress might be at greater risk of having a miscarriage, according to a review of studies. Researchers from universities in the United Kingdom and China found that women who reported a history of these emotionally taxing experiences increased their risk of miscarriage by up to 42 percent.

For the review, the team included eight …

Some Antibiotics Linked to Miscarriage

Written on May 10, 2017 at 10:04 am, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

Taking certain types of antibiotics during early pregnancy may lead to an increased risk of miscarriage, according to a new study from Canada.

The study, published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, found that certain types of antibiotics such as macrolides, quinolones, tetracyclines, sulfonamides and metronidazole led to a “60% to two-fold” increase in the risk of miscarriage. The study …

Chemicals in Women’s Diets May Affect IVF Success

Written on December 16, 2016 at 4:17 pm, by Dr. Marli Amin

Preliminary data from 2 new studies show that chemicals in women’s diets may affect IVF success rates.  This data was recently presented at the American Society of Reproductive Medicine’s Scientific Congress.  It showed that pesticides, artificial sweeteners, and sugar in women’s diets can negatively affect their chances of conceiving a pregnancy with IVF.

Researchers in Boston looked at their patients’ …

Older Moms May Live Longer

Written on December 11, 2016 at 9:50 am, by Dr. Marli Amin

A new study shows that women who start having children later in life may live longer.  This study, which was recently published in the American Journal of Public Health, showed that women who were older than 25 when they first gave birth were 11% more likely to live to age 90.  Over 20,000 women enrolled in the Women’s Health Initiative …

Getting pregnant sooner after miscarriage better than later

Written on February 15, 2016 at 9:15 am, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

It may be time to rethink some doctors traditional advice to wait at least three months after a miscarriage before trying to conceive again, according to a new study published online in Obstetrics & Gynecology. Couples who attempted within a three-month window after losing a pregnancy had a 53 percent chance of a later live birth in the six-month study …

Aspirin may help women get pregnant quicker after miscarriage

Written on November 4, 2013 at 11:37 am, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

That’s the good news. The bad news that the intent of the study was to see if aspirin reduced inflammation would it reduce the chance of repeat miscarriage and it didn’t.

A group of women who took low-dose aspirin prior to conception took less time to become pregnant compared with women who took a placebo, according to results of the …

Possible link of plastics chemical BPA to miscarriage and infertility

Written on October 15, 2013 at 9:55 am, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

As study presented at ASRM 2013 in Boston and reported in the Washington Post suggests that high levels of BPA, a chemical in many plastics and canned food linings, might raise the risk of miscarriage in women prone to that problem or having trouble getting pregnant.

BPA, short for bisphenol-A, and certain other environmental chemicals can have very weak, hormone-like …

ASRM ABSTRACTS: PGS shows promise in recurrent pregnancy loss

Written on January 22, 2013 at 9:45 am, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

This is one of a series of news items from abstracts of studies presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine as complied by Dr. David Meldrum, Scientific Director of Reproductive Partners. We appreciate the enormous amount of work it takes to compile and comment on these abstracts.

Based on data from Day 3 embryo …

Recurrent miscarriage is caused mostly by abnormal chromosomes

Written on October 15, 2012 at 6:23 pm, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

In a study published in the October 2012 issue of Fertility & Sterility, results of preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) with comparative genomic hybridization (CGH) showed a significant decrease in the miscarriage rate in a group of patients with previous idiopathic recurrent pregnancy loss.

They analyzed a total of 2,282 embryos of which 35% were normal (euploid) and 60% were abnormal (aneuploid). …