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After a miscarriage, questions abound and doubts hover. In order not to stay with these questions, Mamanpourlavie.com has collected eight frequently asked questions on this subject.
Does coffee consumption influence the risk of miscarriage?
According to research published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, one in four women taking more than 200 mg of caffeine daily will miscarry. It doubles the risk of being a victim, because 12% of women, even if they do not consume caffeine, will miscarry. Those who consume less than 200 mg have a 15% risk.
A quantity of 200 mg of caffeine can correspond to one or two cups of coffee depending on the type of coffee. A cup usually contains between 100mg and 150mg of caffeine, but the amount can vary from 75mg to 270mg. A cup of tea contains between 60 and 70 mg. A can of cola contains between 40 mg and 50 mg.
What is a clear egg?
If the ultrasound says that there is a clear egg, it means that there has indeed been implantation of an egg in the uterine cavity, often the beginning of a placenta, but no cells developed there. We call clear egg” a stoppage of cell multiplication. A clear egg leads to miscarriage in the first weeks of pregnancy. A clear egg is often attributed to a chromosomal abnormality. Usually, no sequelae ensue and the woman can become pregnant again without any problem.
Can stress cause miscarriage?
Pregnant women who experienced significant stress in the first three weeks after conception are at nearly three times the risk of miscarriage, a US study finds. Women with higher cortisol levels during the first three weeks of pregnancy were 2.7 times more likely to have a miscarriage: 90% of those with high cortisol lost their child, while only 33% of those with a normal rate had a miscarriage. Officially, 15% of pregnancies end in spontaneous abortion if we only consider pregnancies of six weeks and more; but some researchers believe that half of pregnancies are not carried to term when three-week pregnancies are included in the calculation.
Either way, women who want to get pregnant should try to adopt a lifestyle free from excessive stress, the researchers concluded, and that includes getting enough sleep.
Is it true that amniocentesis can cause miscarriage?
The risk of miscarriage is higher in women who have undergone amniocentesis. Aspecialist from the British Columbia Women's Hospital and He alth Center concluded, after a three-year study of 4374 women, that it is best not to perform amniocentesis before the 15th or 16th week of pregnancy.
The study found a slight increase in the risk of miscarriage and foot deformities in newborns. Among women who underwent amniocentesis between 11 and 13 weeks of pregnancy, 29 gave birth to babies with clubfoot, while this was the case for only two newborns whose mothers had waited 15 16 weeks before testing.
According to Dr. Wilson, lead investigator of the study, pregnant women should make sure their doctor is aware of these data and aware of the risks posed by early amniocentesis.
Does the age of the father influence the risk of miscarriage?
If we know that the risk of miscarriage increases with the age of the mother, a study published in 2006 in Obstetrics & Gynecology reveals that the age of the father also influences these risks. Regardless of the age of the mother, there is three times more risk of miscarriage when the future dad is over 35 than if he is under 25.
Are miscarriages related to ovulation day?
A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine reveals that if an embryo attaches nine days after fertilization, the risk of miscarriage is only 13%. On the contrary, theserisks reach 26% when the embryo is fixed in the uterus on the tenth day, 52% when it is fixed on the eleventh day and even 82% when it is fixed even later.
The morning after pill or surgical abortions: responsible for miscarriages?
No! This is the conclusion reached by American and Danish researchers. Indeed, women who use the abortion pill rather than undergo a surgical abortion do not appear to be at increased risk of ectopic pregnancy or miscarriage in subsequent pregnancies.
The majority of therapeutic abortions, or abortions, are performed by the surgical method - by curettage or by aspiration.
American and Danish researchers studied medical abortions. This method is appealing to women since it can be done at home, it may seem less intimidating than a surgical abortion, and virtually any doctor can prescribe the abortion pill.
Previous research has shown that surgical abortions do not increase the risk of problems in subsequent pregnancies, but the impact of medical abortions has been poorly studied.
What can repeated miscarriages hide?
A chromosomal abnormality or a hormonal problem that prevents implantation from occurring may be the explanations. After three consecutive miscarriages, the doctor may ask thewoman to go for a fertility consultation. Also, we will look for the cause of a miscarriage if it occurs after the twelfth week of pregnancy.
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