National Baby Loss Awareness Week

Light a candle for the “Wave of Light” to mark International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day on 15 October as part of National Baby Loss Awareness Week.

Study shows new treatment method for ectopic pregnancy could help to preserve women’s fertility

Researchers at The University of Edinburgh and researchers The University of Melbourne have undertaken a joint study and found that prescribing the lung cancer drug gefitinib in addition to the current drug methotrexate is more effective at helping treat an ectopic pregnancy than the conventional drug alone and could therefore reduce the need to remove the fallopian tube in a significant number of cases.

Our comments on new NICE guidelines on the treatment of ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage

The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust supports the drive for greater awareness of the symptoms of ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage, published in today’s NICE Guidelines. The EPT is pleased that the guidelines begin the process of putting the issues of women and their partners who are suffering an ectopic pregnancy or early miscarriage at the forefront of gynaecological health care.

Hyperemesis Gravidorum or Morning Sickness

Many women have nausea in early pregnancy and it is mild and generally self-limiting. Women are usually advised to avoid spicy or fried and eat “little and often” – trying to keep down dry foods.

Pregnancy interval after miscarriage

In a new study published in BMJ Open, researchers at The RAND corporation in the States have reported that if the interval between miscarriage and conception for the next pregnancy is less than 3 months, there is a an increased chance that this next pregnancy will end in a live birth than if the inter […]

Symptom score to predict ectopic pregnancy rupture

A French collaborative study has been published in the journal “Academic Emergency Medicine”. The authors set out to develop a symptom score to predict ectopic pregnancy rupture. The abstract can be read at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22221975 They examined a number of different pain variables. However the most significant were: vomiting during pain, diffuse abdominal pain, pain lasting more […]

Novel research helping us understand the mechanism of miscarriage

An important new paper has been published in the open access journal PLOS ONE in relation to recurrent miscarriage (RM). Weimer et al have shown that there are differences in the migration patterns of endometrial stromal cells in women with and without a history of RM. In controls, the presence of a poor quality embryo […]

Fertility and recurrence after treatment for ectopic pregnancy

The two questions asked first by most women who have had an ectopic pregnancy are “how will this impact on my future fertility” and “what are the chances of me having an ectopic pregnancy in a future pregnancy”. A new study published in the journal Fertility and Sterility from the research group in Clermont Ferrand […]

Increased Risk of Miscarriage and Ectopic Pregnancy Among Women With Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most commonly diagnosed gastrointestinal condition and is most prevalent in women of reproductive age. Research undertaken at the University College Cork (UCC) and the University of Manchester by Ali S. Khashan Eamonn M.M. Quigley Roseanne McNamee Fergus P. McCarthy Fergus Shanahan Louise C. Kenny report that there appears to be an increase in the risk […]