Pregnancy loss happens more often due to lack of medical care, genetic issues, and natural issues, anomalies, trauma, and unknown reasons. Located on the pregnancy page are tables of statitics in the United States for pregnancy loss, miscarriage, and complications. Pregnancy loss is considered stillbirth once the unborn baby reaches twenty four weeks gestation. Pregnancy losses before twenty four weeks is considered a miscarriage. However, terminating a pregnancy without having health or pregnancy complications is considered an abortion before twenty four weeks and is not done after twenty four weeks gestation.
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|Pregnancy Loss Statistics|
|Every year in the U.S., nearly 2 million women experience pregnancy loss:||
|Pregnancy Complications Statistics|
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The three pregnancy complications below will be dicussed in more detail within their respective pages. Each is broken down into causes, diagnosis, and treatments. As I become more familiar with some of the more common pregnancy complications, such as Vasa Previa, more pages will be added. The three that are a part of what happened when I was pregnant with Baby Kaitlin were Velamentous Insertion Cord, Rh,and Erythroblastosis fetalis. Any other pregnancy pages, I have not personally experienced.
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Velamentous Insertion Cord is the insertion of the umbilical cord on the chorioamniotic membranes rather than on the placental mass.
'The Rh system was named after rhesus monkeys, since they were initially used in the research to make the antiserum for typing blood samples. If the antiserum agglutinates your red cells, you are Rh+ . If it doesn't, you are Rh- . It is only when the two blood types are mingled in an Rh-negative individual that the difficulty arises, since the Rh factor acts as an antigen in Rh-negative persons, causing the production of antibodies.'
Erythroblastosis fetalis develops in an unborn infant when the mom and the baby have different blood types. The mother produces substances called antibodies that attack the developing baby's red blood cells.
Limb Body Wall Complex refers to a rare combination of disruptive and lethal abnormalities which start early in the gestational process. - Please note, this was a pregnancy issue shared with Kaitlinswish from a loving mother wanting others to know and understand Limb Body Wall Complex.
- Cord, velamentous insertion by Ruben Quintero, MD, Waldo Sepulveda, MD, Roberto Romero, MD *, Francisco Brandt, MD, Moshe Mazor, MD
- Erythroblastosis fetalis. (2008). Retrieved February 11, 2009, from University of Maryland Medical Center Web site
- Facts about Miscarriage. (2008). Retrieved May 30, 2009, from Pregnancy Loss Web site
- Statistics. (2000). Retrieved May 30, 2009, from American Pregnancy Association Web site
- Rh factor. (2008). Retrieved February 9, 2009, from Infoplease Web site