University of Birmingham scientists have discovered that one of the body’s key immune cells remains active against the fetus during pregnancy, a finding that offers fresh understanding of the complex relationship between the mother and baby during pregnancy and offers insights to the potential causes of miscarriage and stillbirth among women.
Kelsey Grammer and his wife Kayte have a little Faith after the birth of a healthy baby girl early Friday. The Grammers say they are thrilled at the arrival of their first child together, Faith Evangeline Elisa Grammer, who weighed six pounds and two ounces when born. In a statement, the couple announced that although they had been expected twins, Kayte Grammer suffered a miscarriage several months ago.
When I suffered a miscarriage, I was always able to use the rationalization that the baby “wasn’t meant to be.” Early miscarriages are most likely because of chromosomal abnormalities, so I was able to use research, medical terms and comments from well-intended friends and families to explain away each miscarriage I had. The fetus wasn’t developing properly and therefore stopped growing, “it wasn’t meant to be.”
British model-turned-reality TV star Nicola Mclean has suffered a miscarriage just weeks after announcing her pregnancy. The former glamour model and Celebrity Big Brother housemate was given the heartbreaking news during a routine visit to her doctor.
Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom will have a baby when the time is right, the reality starlet said on CBS's "The Talk" Thursday. Karashian, who has shared her hopes of getting pregnant on their reality show "Khloe and Lamar," also slammed recent rumors that she had recently suffered a miscarriage. And she reiterated her previous denials that she is having fertility treatments in the hopes of getting pregnant.
The pregnant wife of Proteas skipper, Graeme Smith, has opened up for the first time about suffering a miscarriage last year. Morgan Deane Smith, 26, who is nearly six months pregnant, is now being “extra careful” heading into her final three months.
Forty-year-old Deborah Fischer is finally pregnant after years of trying, and she said it's because of a new type of genetic test called Array Competitive Genomic Hybridization, or Array CGH. Studies show that 10 to 25 percent of all pregnancies will end in miscarriage. But by using Array CGH, doctors can now see beyond the microscope to figure out why. Removing cells from the embryo, doctors can analyze all 23 chromosomes. Before Array CGH, the most they could test was 12, the resulting genetic picture only halfway complete.
Researchers at the University of Nottingham have discovered that nearly 80 per cent of single-baby pregnancies which ended in miscarriage involved fetuses with restricted growth in the first trimester. Now they hope this trend could be used as a predictor to identify those mothers most at risk.
A Seattle teenager's claim that abuse by Seattle police caused her to miscarry has become a viral Internet sensation of the Occupy Wall Street movement, but no evidence has emerged to support her allegation. Jennifer M. Fox, 19, has accused police of kicking her and hitting her in the stomach with a bicycle during a Nov. 15 Occupy Seattle protest, even after she yelled: "I'm pregnant," then dousing her with pepper spray. A viral video shows her reeling from the pepper spray, but not being struck.