Preventing Miscarriage: The Good News

Preventing Miscarriage: The Good News

by Jonathan Scher, Carol Dix

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 “A wonderfully written text that will provide clear, up-to-date explanations for complex medical problems involving recurrent pregnancy loss. The personal accounts allow us all to be inspired by the desire to reproduce!”     — Andrei Rebarber, M.D., clinical associate professor, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York; president, Maternal Fetal Medicine Associates, PLLC

A Reassuring and Informative Guide That Offers New Hope For Expectant Parents

Along with inspiring accounts of women who have delivered healthy babies after years of heartbreak, Dr. Jonathan Scher provides the latest medical information on preventing recurrent miscarriages, including why couples with "unexplained infertility" actually may be suffering repeat pregnancy loss due to failure of the embryo to implant in the womb, important immunological and tissue tests that may explain or prevent miscarriage, emerging treatments such as heparin and I.V.I.G., updated resources, and much more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060734817
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/27/2005
Edition description: Completely Revised and Updated
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 592,506
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Jonathan Scher, M.D., is on the staff of the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City and has a thriving private practice in Manhattan. With medical writer Carol Dix, he coauthored Everything You Need to Know About Pregnancy.

What People are Saying About This

Aleta St. James

“Dr. Scher is extraordinary.”

Michael L. Brodman

“Informative, well-written, and should be read by any couple contemplating getting pregnant.”

Sami David

“Shatters the myth that all miscarriages are unavoidable. A ‘take control’ self-help book.”

Janine di Giovanni

“For countless women [told] ‘there is nothing you can do,’ Dr. Scher’s book is a beacon of hope.”

Andrei Rebarber

“A wonderfully written text. . .clear, up-to-date explanations.”

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Preventing Miscarriage: The Good News (Revised Edition) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
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LisaWA More than 1 year ago
I also bought the empty cradle, broken heart, but it was completely about grief and stories of grief, more suited to stillborn and newborn death situations. This was what I was looking for after having my first miscarriage at 9 weeks, and I was clueless as to why and what was happening. This is an extremely detailed book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
After a third miscarriage I rushed to barnes and noble where I found the only copy of this outstanding book recently published I was amazed at the wealth of Dr. Scher's knowledge and all the insight I gained and reading about other women's journeys with similar experiences - amazing! A must read for anyone who has suffered a loss or is trying to conceive.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book helped me answer the questions I only wish my doctor had time to answer. The author does a great job of explaining everything in easy to understand language.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book and after I read it I became very frustrated that the reason for my miscarriage could be 1-200 different reason and I may never know the answer. It did encourage me to do some testing. The positive was the book gave me many questions to ask my OB. We're trying again so I pray to God that we get to keep the next one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was living in Connecticut back in the spring of 1996. After 7 miscarriages, I had almost given up all hope for ever having a child. One morning my sister-in-law called to tell me that Dr. Sher had been interviewed on a morning talk show about this book. I promptly purchased the book. Then I called Dr. Sher's office in Manhattan. I was able to get an appointment. Dr. Sher performed blood tests on my husband and myself and determined a very rare DNA issue. It turns out that once the sperm and egg meet, the sperm activates an antibody which is supposed to tell the female body to protect the fetus and not treat it like it's a cist or foreign body that needs to be eliminated. Because our DNA in that one area was so similar, the sperm did not trigger the proper antibodies. Dr. Sher introduced my husband and myself to a Dr. Alan Beer out of Chicago. He works for the University and has done all the research and treatment of this rare occurrence. We met with him in Staten Island and began treatment. Within 2 months our blood was retested and we were given the go ahead to get pregnant. A year later I gave birth to a healthy baby boy who is now 3. I must say that the treatment was not covered by our insurance but some of the tests and medication were. This was no where near as expensive as invitro or other fertility treatments. So don't give up. It was worth it.