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What causes miscarriage and what can women do to prevent them? Host Dawn Davenport interviewed Dr. Ruth Lathi, Director of the Recurrent Pregnancy Loss program at Stanford University, and Associate Professor in Obstetrics & Gynecology at Stanford University School of Medicine. She is board certified in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility. Dr. Lathi has authored over 60 publications, is the incoming President for Pacific Coast Reproductive Society.

Highlights of the show (click to expand)
  • How often do miscarriages happen?
  • How many miscarriages does a woman have to have before the medical profession considers it a problem?
  • What is the most common cause of recurrent pregnancy loss in the first trimester of pregnancy?
  • What is the most common cause of miscarriage in the second trimester of pregnancy?
  • How much does our immunological system affect the chance of miscarriage?
  • What is the latest research on how to prevent a miscarriage?
  • What medications can help prevent pregnancy loss?
  • Do supplements work?
  • What is the likelihood of a woman having a second or third miscarriage after having one?
  • Are there signs or symptoms of an impending miscarriage?
  • Should a woman who has had more than one miscarriage see a specialist, and if so, what type of doctor should she see?

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