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Read news stories that discuss recent findings and research that relates to miscarriage and pregnancy loss.

12 miscarriages - then comes miracle Joe star[offsite link]
It´s always nice to hear about success after miscarriages. This woman had twelve losses before her son was born.

Ann Romney & Miscarriage star
Ann Romney, wife of republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, recently revealed that she had a miscarriage in the 1980's.

Anti-Miscarriage Drug in the News Again star
DES was a drug which was supposed to prevent miscarriage. It ended up causing more problems than it helped. Now the drug's manufacturer is being sued and four sisters believe the drug is linked to cancer.

Aspirin Increases Miscarriage Risk star[offsite link]
A study recently found that the use of aspirin and other NSAID painkillers can increase the risk of miscarriage by up to 80%.

Austrian Woman's Miscarriage Jealousy star
An Austrian woman poisoned two friends after finding out they were pregnant.

Baby after seven miscarriages star[offsite link]
I love reading stories like this. A woman in Britain has given birth to a healthy baby after seven losses. It just goes to show that you should never give up hope. I do wish, however, that they had included more detail on her testing journey. (Nov. 23, 2004)

Bad habits hinder test-tube fertilization star[offsite link]
Women undergoing IVF have a better rate of success if they give up smoking and maintain a healthy body weight, a new study found. (May 20, 2005)

Blood Vessel Evolution in Early pregnancy is focus in miscarriage study star[offsite link]
A Greek study recently found a potential link between blood vessel formation in early pregnancy and the risk of loss. This is a very interesting development that could potentially explain some "unexplained" recurrent miscarriages. (May 3, 2005)

British Miscarriage Survey star
A recent survey on the British website Mumsnet suggests that many women are unhappy with their treatment after miscarriage.

Caffeine and Miscarriage star
A new study finds that caffeine may increase a woman´s risk for miscarriage.

Carbon Monoxide Preventing Miscarriage star
It seems counter intuitive but researchers have found carbon monoxide may actually help to prevent miscarriage.

Complications Can Cause Further Complications star
A new study shows that complications during pregnancy, including miscarriage, can affect subsequent pregnancies.

Conceiving Again Quickly After Miscarriage star
A new study suggest that women who get pregnant again within six months after miscarriage, may have better outcomes.

Controversial Remarks and Miscarriage star
Missouri Representative Todd Aiken recently came under fire for remarks he made. Although they were not specifically about miscarriage they do relate.

Donated eggs present higher miscarriage risk star[offsite link]
A study has found that getting pregnant via donor eggs causes an increased miscarriage risk. (June 21, 2005)

Father´s age affects miscarriage risk star[offsite link]
Studies have found a link between miscarriage risk and the age of the father. Men older than 35 may have an increased percentage of sperm with chromosomal abnormalities. (April 20, 2005)

Georgia Miscarriage Bill star
Proposed legislation in Georgia could potentially make miscarriage murder.

Hormones predict miscarriage risk star[offsite link]
A study has found that hormones in addition to hCG may be able to predict the odds of miscarriage. Low levels of oestradiol and inhibin A may indicate women at risk of miscarriage. Researchers hope preventative treatments may eventually result from the findings.

How to Manage a Miscarriage star
Is surgery the best option after miscarriage or is it better to take a wait and see approach?

Ilinois Blogger Hoax star
An Illinois blogger who previously suffered a miscarriage and other losses, staged an elaborate pregnancy hoax.

Immune System Linked to Miscarriage star[offsite link]
This is mostly of interest to those who have recurrent miscarriages, but it could be a potential advance for those who have always suspected low progesterone played a role in miscarriage.

Incineration in UK Hospitals star
A recent news program in the UK investigated incineration of fetuses after miscarriage.

Listeria Outbreak and Miscarriage star
A recent outbreak of the food borne illness listeria may prove problematic for pregnant women.

Local doctor looks at psychological effects of miscarriage star[offsite link]
A doctor is studying whether counseling and support may boost the odds of a woman having a healthy pregnancy following a miscarriage. (May 10, 2005)

Mark Zuckerberg and Miscarriage star
Mark Zuckerberg recently revealed that he and his wife suffered three miscarriages.

Media Exploiting Miscarriage After Tragedy star
A victim of the Colorado theater shootings suffered a miscarriage after the shootings. Did the media exploit her loss?

Melissa Rauch Writes About Miscarriage star
The actress Melissa Rauch has written a moving and articulate essay about her miscarriage.

Mental Health Risks for Young Women Who Miscarry star
A recent Australian study suggests that young women who have miscarriage may be at a greater risk for mental health issues later in life.

Miscarriage After Assisted Reproductive Technology star
A recent study suggest that women who miscarry after using assisted reproductive technology suffer more trauma than women who miscarry after conceiving on their own.

Miscarriage and 9/11 Study star
A news study finds a link between pregnancy loss and the September 11 terrorist attacks.

Miscarriage and Antidepressants star
A new Canadian study shows that use of antidepressants while pregnant may significantly increase your risk of miscarriage.

Miscarriage and Ovarian Cancer star
Recent research suggests there may be a link between multiple miscarriages and increased ovarian cancer risk.

Miscarriage and Thyroid Function star
A new study suggests that even thyroid function within what is now considered normal range may still be problematic in pregnant women.

Miscarriage Articles in Current Magazines star
Two current magazines have articles worth reading if you've had a miscarriage.

Miscarriage in the Animal Kingdom star
Humans don't have a monopoly on pregnancy loss. The Bruce Effect in some animals may be miscarriage with an evolutionary purpose.

Miscarriage In the News star
Here is a brief summary of some recent news about miscarriage.

Miscarriage News star
Here are some stories about miscarriage which are currently in the news.

Miscarriage News for January star
Here are some stories relevant to miscarriage in the news currently.

Miscarriage News July 2012 star
A new study suggests that some over the counter painkillers may not cause miscarriage. Also, miscarriage-related Facebook pages

Miscarriage Risk Assessment Model star
A medical student in Singapore has created a risk assessment model for miscarriage.

Miscarriage welder´s legal fight delayed star[offsite link]
A woman´s fight continues against her family-owned employer, after she believed working conditions may have contributed to her pregnancy loss.

Miscarrige and the OB-GYN Crisis star
Due to skyrocketing medical malpractice insurance premiums, many doctors are choosing not to become OB-GYNs and established doctors are giving up the specialties. What does this mean for miscarriage?

Misdiagnosed Miscarriage star
Recent research suggests the ultrasound guidelines for diagnosing miscarriage should be changed. Here's what you need to know.

Misdiagnosed Miscarriage in Wales star
A Welsh hospital recently had to issue an apology and re-evaluate its procedures after misdiagnosing a healthy pregnancy as a miscarriage.

Mississippi Proposition 26 star
Missisippi is voting this week to amend their constitution. The new law could affect women who miscarry in that state.

New Miscarriage Studies star
A recent study suggests that some pain relievers may not contribute to miscarriage as previously thought. Another study suggests that multivitamins may contribute to miscarriage.

Nighttime work linked to miscarriages star[offsite link]
A Danish study found that women who regularly work the night shift have higher miscarriage rates than their daytime counterparts. (Nov. 17, 2004)

October is pregnancy and infant loss awareness month star[offsite link]
Did you know that Ronald Reagan designated this month as an awareness month for infant loss and miscarriages? Read more here.

Overactive Thyroid Tied to Miscarriage Risk star[offsite link]
It´s been known for a while that hypothyroidism can be linked to miscarriages, but now researches have found that an overactive thyroid can harm developing babies too.

Pregnancy loss spurs effort to organize group star[offsite link]
A woman named Terresa Perkins-Wedgeworth is hoping to organize a nationwide group to support women who have experienced miscarriage or stillbirth. Hopefully her efforts will result in wider recognition of the loss of unborn babies.

Proposed Changes to DSM-V & Miscarriage star
Proposed changes to the DSM-V could have an impact on pregnancy and infant loss however reactions are mixed as to whether that impact would be positive or negative.

Public Perception of Miscarriage star
How we portray miscarriage in the media is indicative of how we perceive miscarriage as a culture.

Recent Miscarriage Survey star
A recent survey finds that many Americans have misconceptions about miscarriage.

Ridiculous law (hopefully) averted in Virginia star[offsite link]
Popular blogger getupgrrl of Chez Miscarriage reported on a bill that would require reporting all miscarriages to authorities, and it seems that the bill author has decided to reconsider and revise the language. (Jan. 7, 2005)

Rubella cases likely stem from Holland outbreak star[offsite link]
A recent major rubella outbreak in Canada may be putting pregnant women at risk of miscarriage. Autorities suspect the virus came from the Netherlands. (May 9, 2005)

Scientists Align Billion-Year-Old Protein with Embryonic Heart Defects star[offsite link]
This article is a press release, but it outlines a recent finding that could be pertinent to miscarriage causes for some women. (Dec. 10, 2004)

Stress triggers miscarriage, study says star[offsite link]
The link has long been suspected, but it appears there´s a kernel of truth to the old fear about stress and pregnancy loss. (Nov. 10, 2004)

Teresa Heinz Kerry Speaks of Miscarriages During T.V. Interview star[offsite link]
She may or may not end up as the next first lady, but Teresa Heinz Kerry is a woman who knows about miscarriages. She recently gave an interview with Dr. Phil about her experience.

Utah Miscarriage Bill star
The state of Utah recently considered a bill that could have made miscarriage a criminal offense in some situations.

Weight and Miscarriage After IVF star
A new study finds that overweight and obese women are at a higher risk for miscarriage after fertility treatments.

Women with recurrent miscarriage and infertility are undergoing tests and treatments that have no sc star[offsite link]
Some miscarriage treatments are better than others. This study highlights some tests that have been found to be prevalent, but of questionable value. The headline could have been more sensitive. (Nov. 29, 2004)

Workplace Hazards and Miscarriage star
A surprising number of women are exposed to chemicals in their workplaces which might cause miscarriage.

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