Preventing more miscarriages

Obstetrician & Gynecologist Shamsah Amersi, MD, explains the most common causes of a miscarriage and explains what women can do to have a healthier pregnancy next time around
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Preventing more miscarriages

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Miscarriages are very common. Up to 20 percent of all women experience miscarriages and these numbers increase as a woman gets older. The most common cause of a miscarriage is a random chromosomal event, that typically would not occur with future pregnancies. However, there are things that you can do to make sure your pregnancy is healthier the second time around. Take prenatal vitamins, eat healthy, manage your weight before hand, especially if you have diabetes. Decrease or eliminate caffeine and avoid alcohol completely. Some doctors would recommend progesterone supplements if it shows that you need it. In addition, if you have recurrent miscarriages, an extensive evaluation has to be done to rule out rare bleeding disorders. If one is found, a doctor would recommend baby aspirin and possibly blood thinners, to prevent a miscarriage from occurring.
PREGNANCY, Miscarriage and Loss

Obstetrician & Gynecologist Shamsah Amersi, MD, explains the most common causes of a miscarriage and explains what women can do to have a healthier pregnancy next time around

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Shamsah Amersi, MD

Obstetrician & Gynecologist

Shamsah Amersi, MD is a preeminent Board Certified physician in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She received her undergraduate degree in psychobiology from UCLA, where she graduated summa cum laude, with Phi Beta Kappa membership. At the prestigious, UC San Francisco medical school, Dr. Amersi graduated with top honors, and was recognized as a distinguished member of alpha omega alpha, an honor society for the top 5% of all medical doctors.

Dr. Amersi has received numerous professional and academic awards, including the University of California Distinguished Scholar Award for four consecutive years, an endowed merit scholarship, and the UCLA Alumni Association Achievement Award for four consecutive years. Through her private practice in Santa Monica, CA, Dr. Amersi is the personal physician to several Hollywood A-list celebrities. Dr. Amersi has been in private practice as an obstetrician/gynecologist for over ten years. She specializes in natural child birth, offers VBACs to her patients, and focuses on natural conservative treatment options, minimally invasive surgery, and bioidentical hormone replacement. Her favorite part of her job is delivering babies and sharing this intimate journey with her patients. She provides comprehensive compassionate care for all phases of a woman's life from adolescence through menopause.  Her special interest in female sexuality, libido and the effects of childbirth on pelvic prolapse has led to Dr. Amersi's renowned expertise in these fields. She performs both surgical and nonsurgical treatments for pelvic prolapse and vaginal relaxation.

 

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