Miscarriage: Why It Happens And How Best To Reduce Your Risks

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Da Capo Press, Mar 6, 2003 - Family & Relationships - 291 pages
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Whether it occurs in the first trimester or later in a pregnancy, a miscarriage is always an emotionally traumatic event, sometimes a physically daunting one, and all too often an isolating experience. Adding to the frustration and disappointment of the 800,000 women who miscarry every year, busy obstetricians often lack up-to-date or specific knowledge about the causes and consequences of this profound event.Into this fact-vacuum comes After Miscarriage, a book that every physician will confidently recommend and that women hungry for information will seek out. From the chromosomal, illness-related, immunological, and genetic reasons for miscarriage to the diagnostic tests and surgical procedures now available, this authoritative guide reflects the latest medical information on why miscarriages do and don't happen and the best methodologies known for recovery and preparing to conceive again. Complete with stories from women who have miscarried and reassuring input from a female doctor, After Miscarriage also provides substantive advice for coping with the anxiety and depression that often accompany the loss of pregnancy.

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Twenty percent of all known pregnancies-approximately 800,000 a year in the United States-result in miscarriage. Miscarriages are therefore not an uncommon tragedy in the personal lives of young ... Read full review

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A graduate of Harvard Medical School, Henry Lerner, M.D., has been an obstetrician-gynecologist for more than twenty years. He has appeared on "Nightline," "Larry King Live," and "Firing Line" and has been interviewed for magazines including Time and People. He lives in Newton, Massachusetts.

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