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: 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 […]

Urgent attention: All staff who undertake sonography and early pregnancy scans

Addendum to GTG No 25 (Oct 2006): The Management of Early Pregnancy Loss   Recent research suggests that given inter-observer variability in ultrasound measurements and the greater variation in early embryonic growth than has hitherto been assumed, a more conservative approach to the diagnosis of early pregnancy loss is warranted.   The studies from Imperial […]

Members of the press open invitation to use The EPT as a resource.

Education is part of The EPT mission. We are an organisation who offers information, education and support to those whose lives have been touched by early pregnancy complication and to the professionals who care for them and within that we commit to:- – Raise awareness of the condition within the community of sexually active women […]

Rising Rates of Tubal Pregnancies in US, Cause Concern.

A study looking at female inpatients and outpatients, ages 15 to 44 years, enrolled in Group Health Cooperative over a 15-year period has identified an upward trend in the condition. Group Health Cooperative is a managed care system that serves residents of the state of Washington and of western Idaho,  The study highlights an increase […]

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