Category: Miscarriage

Stroke Risk Increases With the Number of Miscarriages: Study

Researchers at the University of Queensland have found that women with a history of miscarriage and stillbirth are at a higher risk of suffering a stroke later in life. Comparing pooled data from more than 610,000 women in Australia and six other countries, the study found that the risk of stroke increased with multiple pregnancy…


‘There’s So Much Beauty Ahead’: Mom Gives Birth to a Daughter After 5 Boys and 3 Miscarriages

After giving birth to five boys and facing three miscarriages, a woman from Tennessee welcomed her sixth child—a baby girl—with relief and wonder. Now, looking back on her rocky road through the wilderness of childbirth and miscarriage, she wants women to know they can push through fear and move forward despite their own grief and loss,…


A Holistic Approach to a Dilation and Curettage

A dilate and curettage (D and C) is a surgical procedure that is sometimes needed after a miscarriage. It can also be performed to remove polyps or tumors from the uterus. Oftentimes, it’s done in the operating room, but can also be done in a doctor’s office. During surgery, an OB/GYN dilates (opens) the cervix…


Progesterone for Miscarriage Prevention

When a woman is pregnant, she is truly eating for two. Every food, medication, supplement and drug affects her growing baby. Her body also produces different levels of hormones to support the pregnancy. Each month, a woman’s body cycles through a variety of hormones that regulate the buildup of blood in the uterus to support…


Recovering From Miscarriage

In recent times, miscarriage rates have significantly increased. Miscarriage is a spontaneous loss of a woman’s pregnancy within the first 20 weeks of gestation. Miscarriage is a significant loss for many couples. While miscarriage is often something that people quietly suffer through, it’s a topic that should be discussed more openly because of how common…


The Unspoken Truth Behind Miscarriages and Infertility

As a pelvic health physical therapist, I have a deep passion for helping women. I’ve dedicated my career to bettering my knowledge and understanding of women’s pelvic health through becoming a board-certified women’s health clinical specialist and authoring “Between the Hips: A Practical Guide for Women.” I felt well-equipped to provide my patients with compassionate,…


Arizona Mom Who Suffered 19 Miscarriages Gives Birth to a Whopping 14.1lb Baby Boy

An Arizona couple welcomed their third child, a healthy baby boy weighing a whopping 14.1 pounds (6.4 kg), after having suffered 19 miscarriages since 2008. Born via Caesarean section on Oct. 4, Finnley Patonai spent eight days in the NICU before heading home to meet his two brothers. The family of five now feels “blessed” to call…


Preemie Triplets Born After 3 Miscarriages and High-Risk Pregnancy Are Now Thriving

A Florida mom was in disbelief on learning she was expecting triplets after losing three babies to miscarriages. Back in November 2018, Christine Taala of Miami—already a mom to a preteen and a newborn baby—was extremely worried, thinking how she was going to care for five kids, and she feared the worst. Yet her mother’s…


Miscarriage: What I Wish I Had Known

Women throughout the world are experiencing infertility issues, including miscarriage. Research published in The New England Journal of Medicine estimates 30 percent of pregnancies result in miscarriage, making it the most common adverse outcome of pregnancy. In fact, miscarriage rates are rising at an alarming rate, approximately 1 percent per year according to research published…


Jailed Woman Whose Baby Died at Birth Reaches Settlement

SANTA ANA—Orange County supervisors April 28 agreed to a proposed $1.5 million settlement with a woman who gave birth to a baby who died while the mother was in custody in Orange County Jail. The board voted unanimously in closed session to approve the settlement in the lawsuit filed by Ciera Stoetling, who was jailed…