Pregnancy Complications

Responding When People Don't Understand Your Miscarriage

We've all been there. The moment someone says something hurtful about the loss of our baby. I say it's time to hold our heads high, reclaim our privacy and space, and let people know that what they say is not acceptable. Learn how to educate "the ignorant," "the indignant" and "the idiot" so their next response can help heal a friend facing pregnancy loss.

Twins are Different Sizes

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Dear Midwife,
I found out via ultrasound on October 28th that I am pregnant with identical twins (in the same sack). On 10/28, the larger twin (twin A) was measuring 5 weeks 6 days with a faint heartbeat. Twin B was smaller (I don't know how much smaller), and no heartbeat was detectable. 5 days later, on November 2, I had a follow-up ultrasound b/c of bleeding. Twin A is now measuring 7 weeks 4 days, and twin B is measuring between 5 weeks 6 days and 6 weeks 1 day. No heartbeat for twin B yet.

Why Natural Yeast Infection Remedies Could Be the Solution to Your Yeast Infection

Natural yeast infection remedies are on the increase as women, especially, turn away from their mainstream treatments, and turn instead to natural treatments for their yeast infections. Here, you'll learn why this is happening, and, why this could be the natural solution you've been searching for.

Metanex Preventing Miscarriage?

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Dear Midwife,
Three years ago I got pregnant and then miscarried at 6 weeks. There was a lot of blood and a lot of cramping. When I went in to the doctor, he was very good about helping me through the ordeal and because of my father's medical history, decided to run some blood tests. I was diagnosed with MTHFR and prescribed Metanex. In September of that year, I became pregnant again and now have a beautiful boy that I love dearly.

Pregnancy With IUD Embedded

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Dear Midwife,
I am almost seven weeks pregnant and have an IUD embedded in my cervix. What should be my concerns?

I know the Dr. mention that I might have to have my first c-section ever. I am worried that the IUD will effect how the cervix closes. What are the risks?

I meet with the doctor again on Friday. I have been having non-stop doctor visits and ultrasounds. Is this a big problem? What happens if I go into labor with the IUD embedded in the cervix?

They have tried to remove it and it wouldn't come out. I am going out of my mind.

Cervical Pregnancy

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Dear Midwife,
I had a very rare cervical pregnancy at 6 weeks. It was my second pregnancy, first was perfectly fine. No history of miscarriages. I was admitted into the hospital and had potassium chloride injected into the gestational sac to stop the heartbeat of the fetus. I have been having methotrexate injections and 4 days after receiving the KCL I had to have methotrexate injected in the remaining tissue still dividing. Today my hCg levels decreased from 21000 to 17000, I will be monitored to make sure they get back to zero. I had 5 doses (63 mg) of methotrexate.

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