Miscarriage, Medicine & Miracles
From one of the foremost doctors in the field and a woman who has experienced miscarriage herself comes a comprehensive, encouraging, and accessible guide on both the causes and, more important, the prevention of miscarriage.
Though one in four American women will lose her pregnancy, this heartbreaking experience remains a taboo subject, fraught with myths and misinformation. But with the right prepregnancy evaluation and ongoing care, for many women miscarriage can be prevented.
During forty years of practice, Dr. Bruce Young has treated hundreds of women who experienced the heartbreaking loss of miscarriage and helped them bring babies to term. Now he has teamed up with one of his patients who experienced miscarriages herself, Amy Zavatto, to write this informative, compassionate guide that combines the medical facts with insights from the patient’s and doctor’s viewpoints. Dr. Young thoroughly explains the basics of pregnancy and miscarriage, and provides in-depth answers to the questions: Why did this happen to me? and What can I do to prevent it next time?
Including case studies of patients who’d experienced recurrent miscarriages, Dr. Young illustrates a variety of reasons for pregnancy loss—from diabetes to genetics, from hormonal deficiencies to autoimmune disorders—explaining why each miscarriage occurred, as well as how to diagnose and in many cases treat the underlying problem.
Providing the most up-to-date information on physical and mental health, nutrition, and technology, Miscarriage, Medicine & Miracles is a proactive tool and comforting resource—from an expert with real-life reasons to give every woman hope for a successful pregnancy.
From the Hardcover edition.
- Random House Publishing Group, April 2008
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