Using an IVF Population to Examine Gestational Age Patterns in Early Miscarriage

Journal of Health and Medical Sciences

ISSN 2622-7258

Published: 29 April 2019

Using an IVF Population to Examine Gestational Age Patterns in Early Miscarriage

Raywat Deonandan

Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa

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10.31014/aior.1994.02.02.34

Pages: 179-182

Keywords: Gestation, IVF, Miscarriage, Spontaneous Abortion

Abstract

The lengths of gestation of 68 confirmed miscarriages from an in vitro fertilization (IVF) program were compared to expected gestational ages from the literature in order to elucidate patterns of early, undiagnosed miscarriages. The peak frequency of miscarriages in the IVF group was earlier than expected, suggesting that the rate of early miscarriage in the general population might be underestimated.

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