Blood Test To Reveal Why Pregnancy Ended

According to a report, pregnancy loss affects around 10% of all pregnancies, and the rate is significantly greater in nations where women have children later in life.

Researchers led by Gynecologist Henriette Svarre Nielsen found that a sample of blood obtained from the mother shortly following a miscarriage in as little as the 5th week of gestation may identify whether the fetus had chromosomal damage. This study was published in the British journal The Lancet.

After 3 miscarriages after the tenth week of pregnancy, a woman in Denmark may be given such a test.

All women who have had a miscarriage and sought care at the Hvidovre hospital’s emergency department are now given the blood test as a component of ongoing research.  So far, more than 75% have agreed to participate.

DNA is extracted from the fetus, sequenced, and tested to see whether there is a chromosomal abnormality, which is the cause of miscarriage in around half to two-thirds of all pregnancies.

If the physicians don’t find anything out of the ordinary, they’ll carefully look for explanations.  If a cause can be identified, clinicians can assess danger and formulate a treatment strategy.

The research, Copenhagen Pregnancy Loss (COPL), began in 2020 and is ongoing; its huge cohort, comprising 1,700 women as of this writing, is anticipated to generate a unique database on a broad spectrum of disorders.

Dr. Nielsen expressed regret that more had not been done to investigate the causes of miscarriage and aid in the emotional recovery of the parents.

Miscarriage affects women and men in various ways, says the American Pregnancy Association.

Women are more willing to open up and ask for help after they’ve suffered a loss. It’s possible that men are more interested in taking action, learning new information, and solving problems than in building emotional support networks with others. He may still be feeling sorrowful despite this. When males are mourning, they often hide their emotions by working through them.