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A Blighted Ovum ioccurs at the very first stages of pregnancy, ending in a miscarriage. The sac contains liquid, but no embryo cells when the miscarriage occurs.
Usually a miscarriage occurs before the woman knows she is pregnant.
You may experience a late menstrual period, with small stomach cramps, mild bleeding and perhaps even a positive pregnancy test. As with normal menstruation, the p...... Read more »
Curettage after a pregnancy
There are different types of curettage. In this article we will limit ourselves to curettage after a pregnancy. After the spontaneous termination of a pregnancy in a miscarriage, or after an abortion, a curettage is often applied. This usually concerns a so-called suction curettage; which means no scraper (curette) is used, but a special suction hose is used.
How is...... Read more »
One of the common causes of miscarriage is when the embryo attaches outside outside the uterus, in the ovary, abdomen or cervix and this is known as an extrauterin or ectopic pregnancy. In 95% of ectopic pregnancies the fertilised egg implants itself in the fallopian tube and begins to develop. A developing egg cannot grow outside the uterus as it needs nourishment and room to grow ...... Read more »
Loss in pregnancy
Getting pregnant after you have had a miscarriage or otherwise lost a child can be an anxious and stressful period for many parents. It will be a roller coaster of emotions. It is not uncommon for parents to feel feelings like sadness, guilt, disbelief, anger and a sense of emptiness after such a loss.
One miscarriage usually does not mean an increased chance of further miscarriage. With a numb...... Read more »
It's officially classed as a miscarriage if the pregnancy is spontaneously and unintentionally ended before 16 weeks. In some countries, this is set at 20 months. In Germany, there is no time factor; instead, miscarriage is classed when the baby weighs up to 500g.
Miscarriages are far more common than most people think; around 25% of women will experience one in their lifetime and 90% of al...... Read more »
Missed miscarriage is also called silent abortion or silent miscarriage.
Silent miscarriage can only be determined by ultrasound, because bleeding or abdominal cramps, which may indicate a possible miscarriage, are not present. Before a diagnosis is performed by ultrasound, multiple tests take place. In case of missed abortion, fetal heart activities and child movements are not found. The embry...... Read more »
Normally an egg cell is fertilized and starts to divide. An embryo and a placenta develop through cell division. In a molar pregnancy, somewhere in the beginning something does not go well with cell division. The cell will share itself, but no specialization arises. Only the placenta develops. Fortunately, this form of pregnancy is rare.
There are two types of molar pregnancy:
Complete mo...... Read more »
The terms "repeated miscarriage" or "habitual abortion" apply when a woman has three or more miscarriages in succession without a healthy pregnancy in between.
Primary habitual abortion means that a woman has never carried out a pregnancy beyond 20 weeks. Secondary habitual abortion means that a woman has already completed a healthy pregnancy.
The risk of ...... Read more »
If you lose your child after the 16th week, or your child dies during childbirth, this is officially classed as a "stillbirth". It's a tragic and often traumatic experience for parents. A mix of emotions are involved; anger, guilt, sadness, shock, mourning. In recent years, the number of stillborn babies born in the West has decreased sharply. Yet around one percent of fetuses die du...... Read more »