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Nee Treatment Could Prevent Early Miscarriage

Women who experience bleeding in early pregnancy and have had at least one Miscarriages should be treated with the hormone progesterone. The new study from the health watchdog NICE, is based on research suggesting the treatment could lead to 8,450 more births each year in the UK.

The more Miscarriages a woman had, the more effective progesterone was, the trial found. The naturally occurring hormone helps prepare the womb for the growing baby. After five Miscarriages, Josie is now 15 weeks into her sixth pregnancy.About one in five women experience bleeding, or spotting as it is sometimes called, in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.It often causes no problems but they are advised to have it checked out with their doctor or midwife to be sure.

Some may experience a “threatened Miscarriages“, where bleeding continues along with the pregnancy. Most are told to go home and wait and see what happens next. The new National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance recommends inserting progesterone pessaries into the vagina twice a day. Doctors at the Birmingham Women’s Hospital prescribed it for Josie.

A trial carried out by researchers at the Tommy’s National Centre for Miscarriages Research which the new guidance is based on, found that progesterone didn’t make much of a difference for women who just had bleeding and no previous .But the more a woman had suffered, the more effective progesterone was.

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