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The Miscarriage Manual: Coping with the Emotional Aspects of Pregnancy Loss by Elizabeth Carney

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A guide to help you cope with the emotional aspects of pregnancy loss. This was given to INCIID in 1995 by a nurse who experienced the loss of a full-term baby just after she was born. Although it is an older article, the sentiments are timeless and comforting in the knowledge you are not alone.Please give this to anyone you know who has lost a pregnancy. This article is also excellent information for friends, families and loved ones of close to anyone who has lost a baby to miscarriage, stillbirth, or just after birth. The more people who understand what to say or more importantly what not to say, the better off those who have lost a child will be.

Intralipid Treatment Vs. IVIg for Reproductive Failure

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Intralipids instead of IVIg

Failure to reproduce is a physically and emotionally challenging ordeal. When reproductive failure is repetitive feelings of shame, of grief and loss and failure are magnified. Before embarking on an effective and successful treatment plan patients need to determine the causes of their inability to conceive and to carry a pregnancy to termThere are many reproductive variables that can delay, interrupt or disrupt a pregnancy.

IVIg for ART and Implantation Failure Controversy by Geoffrey Sher, M.D.

An essay by Geoffrey Sher, M.D.

Intravenous Immunoglobulin for Treatment of Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

Carolyn B. Coulam. Lois Krysa, J. Jaroslav Stern, and Maria Bustillo Key words: Recurrent spontaneous abortion. intravenous immunoblobulin, immunotherapy

IVIg Safety

Read about safety concerns and what the CDC and FDA have to say about the use of prescribed IVIg.

IVIg Trial

A 1995 study evaluating the efficacy of intravenous immunoglobulin for treatment of individuals experiencing unexplained recurrent pregnancy loss.

Embryo Interaction May Be Key to Diagnosis and Treatment of Immunological Implantation Failure by Geoffrey Sher, M.D.

Recently there has been recognition that implanting embryos engage in a “cross talk” allowing it to develop unhindered in the uterus rather than be rejected. The embryo, upon arrival in the uterus, relays its desire to enter into a “dialogue” with the endometrial immune system. What this might mean to implantation is discussed by Geoffrey Sher,M.D.

Immunology may be key to pregnancy loss (updated) by Carolyn Coulam and Nancy Hemenway

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The complexity of the immune system can be key in treating both implantation failure and pregnancy loss.

Immunology May Be Key To Pregnancy Loss

Until the last decade, there was little a couple could do if they suffered from recurrent pregnancy losses. Miscarriages that couldn't be attributed to chromosomal defects, hormonal problems or abnormalities of the uterus were labeled "unexplained," and couples would continue to get pregnant, only to suffer time and again as they lost their babies. New research, however, has provided information on the causes of the heretofore unexplained pregnancy losses allowing more effective treatment enabling women to carry their babies to term.

IVIg THERAPY TEMPLATE LETTER

IVig (intravenous immunoglobulin) is an expensive treatment for both implantation failure as well as multiple miscarriages resulting from reproductive immunological complications. Here is a pre-treatment sample letter for medical necessity or a post treatment appeal for use of this very expensive medication.

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