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5 Miscarriage Questions You're Afraid to Ask

When those two lines on your positive pregnancy test appear, your mind fills with questions. Will I experience morning sickness? Am I carrying a boy or a girl? Will the baby look just like me? But, for some, questions about the health of your child start creeping in and the possibility of losing your baby to miscarriage can become a real concern.

How Risky is Having a D&C After Miscarriage?

Having a miscarriage is a physically challenging and emotionally heartbreaking experience for any woman. Sometimes, it requires surgery, which can add further stress to an already upsetting situation. And, until recently, the dilation and curettage (D&C) procedure was probably considered the most effective means of completing the miscarriage.

Worried About Miscarriage? Read This

A positive pregnancy test sends a whoosh of excitement through your body. You start thinking, Will it be a boy or a girl? Which one of us will it look like? But then worry starts creeping in: What if something goes wrong and I have a miscarriage? Thankfully, there’s not as much to angst over as you might expect.

Can a Blood Test Predict Miscarriage?

New research suggests that a simple blood test may reveal a woman’s risk of miscarriage—an important first step in prevention.

Can a C-Section Lead to an Ectopic Pregnancy or Stillbirth?

A new study is warning about the adverse side effects of C-sections, and this one sounds super scary. That is, until you read the fine print.

Minnie Driver Movie Talks About Stillbirth, as Should Everyone

There’s a new movie that hit me with a sucker-punch right to the gut: Return to Zero is based on the true story of a couple (played by Minnie Driver and Paul Adelstein) expecting their first child.

Spotting, Miscarriage, Grief

Every week, a few women email to ask if their early-pregnancy spotting or discharge means they’re going to miscarry. They’re terrified and looking for reassurance and a guarantee that everything will be OK with their pregnancies. I have plenty of reassurance to offer and I wish I could offer that guarantee, but the best I can do is tell my readers that probably, everything will be OK. 

The Sad Truth About Stillborn Babies

The first time I attended a birth where I knew the baby would not live, I’d only been a nurse for a few months.  It was a premature delivery at 24 weeks and there was no way to stop that baby from being born. The little girl slipped out of her mother’s body into warm waiting blankets.

Miscarriage Demystified

For many women, the instant exultation that a positive pregnancy test evokes is slowly replaced with a nagging fear: What if something goes wrong? What if I lose the baby? While a certain number of pregnancies do, sadly, end in miscarriage, it’s reassuring to know that the majority of pregnancies result in healthy babies. And even if a woman does suffer a loss, she’s very likely to have a healthy pregnancy in the future.

No Delay Needed After Miscarriage

A new study from researchers in Scotland suggests that sooner may be better when it comes to conceiving after a miscarriage, ABC News reports.