Last week, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend shared the heartbreaking news that they had experienced pregnancy loss, shedding light on an issue that is not often discussed, even though up to 25 percent of known pregnancies end in miscarriage. October…
Pregnant mice typically miscarry when exposed to the odor of a male who did not father their pups. Weizmann research provides evidence that the same effect occurs in women with unexplained repeated pregnancy loss (uRPL), who apparently process messages about male body odor differently. This could help identify causes and prevention of uRPL.
Each week a woman consumes alcohol during the first five to 10 weeks of pregnancy is associated with an incremental 8% increase in risk of miscarriage, according to a study published today by Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) researchers.
Human genetic diversity wouldn’t be possible without DNA crossovers in egg and sperm cells. Two Harvard Medical School studies provide new insights into how crossovers go right–and wrong, leading to infertility, miscarriages and birth defects.
Scientists have created a mathematical model that can help explain why so many pregnancies and in vitro fertilization attempts fail. The Rutgers-led study, which may help to improve fertility, is published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Progesterone signaling is key to a healthy pregnancy. An Austrian team’s research suggests a link between recurrent miscarriage and disrupted progesterone synthesis.
A Saint Louis University professor has received a Fulbright scholarship to study how Scotland’s culture influences those who care for Scottish women who have lost a baby or suffered a miscarriage.