British Researchers Claim They Have Determined A Formula That Allows Them To Determine A Woman's Chance Of Having A Miscarriage.
British researchers claim they have determined a formula that allows them to determine a woman's chance of having a miscarriage.
British researchers claim they have determined a formula that allows them to determine a woman's chance of having a miscarriage. They determined that the following six factors have the biggest impact on a woman's risk of having a miscarriage:
- Levels of progesterone
- Levels of hCG (human chorionic gonadotrophin
- A history of subfertility
- The extent of bleeding
- Baby's gestational age
- Fetus length
"Around 20 percent of all pregnancies threaten to miscarry and about up to 20 percent of those do. Until now, doctors had no way to predict which threatened miscarriages would result in the end of the pregnancy and so could not target rescue attempts at the right women or offer them counseling." (Source: Reuters)For the study, the researchers followed 112 women who were between six and ten weeks pregnant and who had "threatened miscarriages." The researchers then analyzed the data on the pregnancy outcomes and compiled the most important predicative factors.
The PVI was able to accurately predict the pregnancy outcome in 94 percent of women who had ongoing pregnancies, and also predicted the outcome in 77 percent of women whose pregnancy ended in miscarriage," Adam said in a statement.