Tag Archives: recurrent pregnancy loss

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 …

How Genetic Testing Has Changed Fertility Treatment

Written on April 24, 2017 at 7:22 am, by Dr. Marli Amin

As the technology for preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) of embryos has advanced over the past 10 years, it has changed the way we approach in vitro fertilization (IVF).  PGS involves genetically testing cells that have been biopsied from embryos made from an IVF cycle to make sure that the embyros we transfer into the uterus are chromosomally normal . PGS …

Aspirin May Help Decrease Miscarriage Rates in Women with Inflammation

Written on March 12, 2017 at 7:26 am, by Dr. Marli Amin

A new study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism finds that low dose aspirin may help women with chronic low-grade inflammation and prior pregnancy losses achieve and maintain a pregnancy.  The study looked at the effects of low dose aspirin on over 1200 women who had previously lost one or two pregnancies.  Women with high CRP levels, …

Progesterone Treatment May Help Prevent Miscarriages

Written on January 12, 2017 at 2:02 pm, by Dr. Marli Amin

A new study shows that for women who have had multiple miscarriages, treatment with progesterone may help their chances of having a successful pregnancy.  This study, which was recently published in the journal Fertility and Sterility, showed that 68% of women who received progesterone supplementation went on to have a successful pregnancy compared to 51% who did not receive progesterone.…

Progesterone may not help with recurrent pregnancy loss (miscarriages)

Written on January 2, 2016 at 11:18 am, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

Giving progesterone to women who have had three or more miscarriages does not improve their chances of carrying a pregnancy to term, according to a new study.

Researchers had hoped that pregnant women who were given supplemental progesterone early in their first trimester would be less likely to miscarry than women who did not have it. Previous studies suggested that …

Heparin may not help in recurrent pregnancy loss

Written on May 9, 2015 at 12:02 pm, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

Low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) does not increase ongoing pregnancy or live-birth rates in women with a viable pregnancy and unexplained recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL), according to a new study.

“Our data show that LMWH prescribed to women with unexplained RPL and a viable pregnancy does not increase live-birth rates. Moreover, our data show that any effect LMWH may have is minimal,” …

ASRM ABSTRACTS: Two studies relating to recurrent miscarriage

Written on June 17, 2014 at 8:30 am, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

This is one of a series of news items from abstracts of studies presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine as complied by Dr. David Meldrum, former partner and Scientific Director of Reproductive Partners. We appreciate the enormous amount of work it takes

At ASRM 2013 two abstracts discuss studies to deal with the …

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 …

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 …

ASRM ABSTRACTS: Age, fertility, chromsomes and miscarriage

Written on November 26, 2012 at 12:15 pm, 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.


There were two abstracts that emphasized the …