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Hormone 'can reduce some women's chances of miscarriage'

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Health Desk- 10 May, 2019: A new study suggests that giving the hormone progesterone to women who have had a miscarriage and experience early bleeding in pregnancy could improve their chances of having baby.

Birmingham researchers carried out a trial on 4,000 pregnant women.

Samantha Allen, 31, experienced spotting when she lost her first baby and then again during her second pregnancy.

After taking the hormone for eight weeks, she gave birth to her son Noah.

Progesterone is a hormone essential in pregnancy - for maintaining the lining of the womb where the embryo is implanted and for supporting the immune system.

Samantha was prescribed progesterone pessaries for the trial, which she took twice a day until she was 16 weeks' pregnant.

She said the bleeding stopped within a week of starting the trial and the pregnancy progressed very smoothly.

Courtesy: BBC Health