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This can seem like you are on an overwhelming journey. Breathe. Always come back to the breath. And read on. We are here to help.
This episode may be hard for some (or all) to hear. Please make sure you have your supports in place if you choose to listen.
[1.17] Brigid reads out a DM from a listener about her own personal experience with miscarriage.
[2.30] Dr Pat and Brigid talk about the first scan appointment, and the different situations that may occur.
[4.18] Dr Pat talks about what is a chemical miscarriage and what occurs.
[5.43] Brigid asks Dr Pat when is it too early to test.
[7.19] Dr Pat explains what a blighted ovum is and what it means. Dr Pat also talks about the term blighted ovum being outdated and what terms may be used instead.
[8.28] Brigid asks Dr Pat what a missed miscarriage is and some of the reasons why the miscarriage may have gone unnoticed.
[9.51] Dr Pat talks about how long the body would wait before it starts to react to a missed miscarriage.
[10.59] Dr Pat and Brigid talk about the big range of way that people react emotionally to a miscarriage.
[12.13] Brigid asks Dr Pat what a molar pregnancy is and Dr Pat talks about what a molar pregnancy is and how commonly they occur. Dr Pat also talks about partial mole and gestational trophoblastic disease.
[14.46] Brigid talks about ectopic pregnancies and urges people to listen to episode 31 of The Kick.
[16.08] Brigid and Dr Pat talk about how people believe that they are half as fertile if they have lost a fallopian tube.
[16.50] Dr Pat talks about a threatened miscarriage and what it means for a pregnancy.
[17.22] Brigid and Dr Pat talk about their own experience with a threatened miscarriage.
[18.07] Dr Pat talks about inevitable miscarriages.
[18.46] Dr Pat talks about HCG levels and how they may be used to diagnose a miscarriage.
[20.23] Dr Pat talks about the use of ultrasounds to diagnosis a miscarriage.
[21.38] Dr Pat talks about how a miscarriage diagnosis may be managed at GP’s office.
[22.16] Dr Pat talks about incomplete miscarriages and how these may be handled.
[22.44] Brigid talks about how a patient told her that the blood loss following a miscarriage is very shocking and Dr Pat and Brigid talk about how some people may faint for feel very sick.
[23.27] Dr Pat talks about a complete miscarriage and how the diagnosis of them needs to be done very carefully.
[25.16] Brigid and Dr Pat talks about people’s resilience following a miscarriage.
[26.25] Dr Pat talks about the expected management or treatment of a miscarriage.
[27.48] Dr Pat and Brigid acknowledge how hard a pregnancy loss is and urge people to seek the support they need.
[28.47] Myth or Fact: I had a miscarriage because I drank too much coffee, exercised, had sex, or got into an argument with my partner.
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