After A Miscarriage, Mom Encourages Others To 'Talk About The Baby'

After opening up about her experience with pregnancy loss and helping to break the silence around the topic, mom and filmmaker Ann Zamudio has a new project that she hopes will continue the conversation and comfort others who have dealt with miscarriage -- as well as stillbirth and infertility. Zamudio, who blogs for The Huffington Post, is trying to raise money to create a documentary called "Don't Talk About the Baby" -- which will feature couples sharing their stories of pregnancy loss, stillbirth and fertility struggles. "While each of those topics carry their own set of challenges and emotional hardships, they tend to be tied by one thread -- silence," she writes on the film's Kickstarter campaign page. To break this silence, Zamudio invites anyone to submit their own story for consideration for the the documentary through the official website and social media channels.    The director was inspired by her own experience after her first pregnancy ended in an early miscarriage. "I was so surprised when I was inundated with stories from friends and family who told me they'd gone through the same thing," she told The Huffington Post. "These were people who, just weeks earlier, had smiled and celebrated with me. Why hadn't they said this was a possibility? Why was it such a secret?" "I became passionate about making a change in my social circle, and spreading awareness about pregnancy loss, so th...
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​BY GREGORY TAYLOR, DO, &JACKLYN MCPARLANE​, DOA 31-year-old woman with a significant medical history for one ectopic pregnancy and five spontaneous abortions presented with abdominal pain and vaginal bleeding. Her symptoms started abruptly two days earlier, and the pain was located in the right lower quadrant, which had become diffuse and she described as sharp. She was also experiencing nausea, vomiting, and vaginal bleeding.She stated she had been spotting for five days and soaking up to four pads a day. Her last menstrual period was two months before, and a home pregnancy test was positive. Her presentation was...
Source: The Case Files - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: research
ConclusionFindings revealed an improvement in pregnancy rates following hCG administration in FET cycles.
Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 6 January 2018Source: Middle East Fertility Society JournalAuthor(s): Kamal M. Zahran, Waleed A. Mostafa, Ahmed M. Abbas, Mansour A. Khalifa, Gamal H. SayedAbstractObjectiveTo compare the effect of adjunctive use of cabergoline with clomiphene citrate (CC) in infertile polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) patients with normal prolactin level.Study designA randomized clinical trial (NCT 02644304).SettingAssiut University Hospital, Assiut, Egypt.Materials and methodsInfertile euprolactinemic PCOS patient were recruited and randomized in a 1:1 ratio to CC plus cabergoline or CC alone. All pati...
Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 26 May 2018Source: Middle East Fertility Society JournalAuthor(s): Mervat HariraAbstractBackgroundClomiphene Citrate (CC) considered as first line treatment option for superovulation in patient with unexplained infertility. However, there is discrepancy between ovulation and conception rates.ObjectivesCompare the effect of Clomiphene citrate plus Estradiol Valerate with Letrozole on endometrial thickness, pregnancy and abortion rate in women with unexplained infertility.DesignThis was a randomized double blind study.SettingZagazig University hospitals and a private practice setting.Patien...
Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONBecause few studies have investigated fecundity perceptions in their own right, more research is needed to understand how women evaluate their fecundity and to integrate these perceptions into broader frameworks describing women's perception of pregnancy risk. Such work may help identify potential levers to improve contraceptive use.
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Publication date: September 2018Source: European Journal of Obstetrics &Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Volume 228Author(s): Li Jie, Deng Li, Chen Yang, Zhang HaiyingAbstractThis systematic review aimed to compare the clinical efficacy of tamoxifen with that of clomiphene citrate (CC) in anovulatory patients. The PubMed, EMBASE, and CNKI databases were searched up to October 2016 for literature comparing tamoxifen with CC in anovulatory women. The pooled risk ratios (RR) or standardized mean differences (SMD) with 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were subjected to statistical analysis. Twelve studies involving 1302 ...
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Publication date: July 2018Source: The Lancet Diabetes &Endocrinology, Volume 6, Issue 7Author(s): Simone De Leo, Elizabeth N PearceSummaryUnderstanding of changes in thyroid function and the consequences of thyroid disease during pregnancy has rapidly grown in the past two decades, and revised American Thyroid Association guidelines on this topic were published in 2017. This Review explores the association between thyroid autoimmunity and complications during and after pregnancy. Thyroid autoimmunity refers to the presence of antibodies to thyroperoxidase or thyroglobulin, or thyroid-stimulating hormone receptor antib...
Source: The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Conclusionmultiplex RT-PCR can be a valuable tool to evaluate the real epidemiology of cervical mycoplasma colonization.
Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
You couldn’t get pregnant easily, and needed fertility treatments. You had a miscarriage. Or several. You developed complications during your pregnancy. You delivered your baby preterm. Every single one of Parijat Deshpande’s clients feels like their bodies have betrayed them because of the above reasons. Deshpande, MS, is a perinatal mind-body wellness counselor and high-risk pregnancy expert, who helps women navigate stress so they can manage pregnancy complications and give their baby a strong start to life. Psychologist Julie Bindeman, PsyD, works with women struggling with reproductive challenges, depressi...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Addiction General Grief and Loss Health-related Mental Health and Wellness Self-Help Stress Women's Issues Betrayal Fertility miscarriage Parenthood Pregnancy Source Type: blogs
Abstract BACKGROUND: Unicornuate uterus, a congenital uterine malformation resulting from unilateral maldevelopment of Mullerian duct, is more prevalent in women with infertility. Owing to relative rarity of the condition, the evidence on the associated reproductive outcomes is derived from small heterogeneous studies that report different clinical endpoints and often do not account for the anatomical variations of unicornuate uterus. The aim of this study was to evaluate the embryological and clinical outcomes following IVF-ICSI treatment in women with unicornuate uterus without rudimentary functional cavity (ESH...
Source: Reproductive Biology - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Reprod Biol Endocrinol Source Type: research
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