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This @NEJM paper did long-term follow-up on 3958 #pregnant ppl who received a #COVID19 #vaccine.

👉🏻 No increased risk of pregnancy-specific adverse events (including #miscarriage).

So why are ppl claiming it shows a 24x increased risk of miscarriage? 🧵

The rate of miscarriages reported in the paper is 12.6%.

But is that higher than we would normally see?

No... 2/
The normal range quoted in the paper, based on these references, is 10 - 26%.

The range is large because lots of things affect miscarriage rate, so it varies a lot between studies.

But note the rate in the vaccinated population is within this normal range. 3/
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About your partners' Rhesus factor

Rh+♂+ Rh+♀=✅
Rh-♂ + Rh+♀=✅
Rh-♂ + Rh-♀ =✅
Rh+♂ + Rh-♀=⚠️ Caution when pregnant!

Rhesus incompatibility between a woman♀ & her man♂ can cause baby jaundice, repeated miscarriages, stillbirths & more.

A thread 🧵


Humans belong to blood groups 'A', 'B', 'AB', or 'O'.

Also, we're either
- Rhesus positive (Rh+), or
- Rhesus negative (Rh-)

The "+" or "-" sign usually attached to your blood group represents your rhesus status!

Being Rh+ or Rh- depends on you having certain proteins called #RhesusAntigens on the surface of your red blood cells.

If you have the rhesus antigens, you're Rh+

If you don't have the rhesus antiges, you're Rh-
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@SandsUK work hard to support bereaved parents - mums, dads, and non binary parents. Lesbian mums,straight couples,single parents, wider families. Anyone who has had a baby that died who needs advice and care. Please donate to them if you can afford it 🦋
When you’re writing about #miscarriage #EctopicPregnancy and #stillbirth language matters. But it is not as straightforward as it might seem. If you’re talking about “mother” as the person who’s physically been pregnant and is straight it’s clear who you mean by “bereaved mum”
But if you’re wanting to make lesbian and bi mums feel included in support and care, just as we should do with dads, it can be confusing if you use the term “mother” to mean the person who was pregnant. There are two mums, one was pregnant and had the physical experience of loss
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#Miscarriage is the most common reason for losing a baby during pregnancy.

Losing a baby in pregnancy is still a taboo subject worldwide, linked to stigma and shame.

It’s every parent’s greatest fear and we need to talk about it.

Pregnancy loss is defined differently around the world, but in general:
#Miscarriage = A baby who dies before 28 weeks of pregnancy
#Stillbirth = A baby who dies at or after 28 weeks of pregnancy

There are many reasons why a #miscarriage may happen, including:
• fetal abnormalities
• the age of the mother
• infections - many of which are preventable such as malaria and syphilis
Pinpointing the exact reason is often challenging

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Sure, "polls aren't votes", but 15 pts down means Trump's (ym"sh) vulnerable, dries up fundraising, allows GOP electeds to contradict him publicly, allows reporters to treat him normally & not as the magician of 2016 who commands a cult of violent kooks.
To combat the complacency that the polling imbalance could bring, I suggest telling fellow anti-Trumpites that no matter how much DJT is down in November, when you vote, it will feel as good as punching him in the face with all of your strength

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Happy #MothersDay!

We celebrate all mothers out there who brought new lives into this world.
Improving maternal & child health is a WHO priority, today and every day.
Every day, approximately more than 800 women die from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth

Preventing deaths and complications from preterm birth starts with a healthy pregnancy.
WHO recommends antenatal care that includes a minimum of 8 contacts with health professionals throughout pregnancy to identify and manage risks
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1/3 Today I share my #childlessnotbychoice story at @linsdrabwell childfree blog. I am nowhere near to saying I am childfree, but I am now comfortable with saying I am childless not choice and that being #childless doesn't define me. I am more than what I am not. Image
'Once or twice we were able to mark in pen, but it wasn’t permenant, like our lost babies, the ink disappeared, but the marks of love are still very much visible.' Read the full post at….
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1/3 Yesterday I was at Childless @StoryhouseLive a wonderful day of talks & sharing of experiences of being childless not by choice in a family-centric world. Left inspired and with developing connections within the warm, friendly & understanding childless community. Image
2/3 Thanks to @DawnLlewellyn & @spruceyhaigh for organising & @StoryhouseLive for hosting. Lovely to chat to @gatewaywomen about creating a space for men, certainly will explore further & @RobinHadley1 about his research into men & childlessness, paving the way in academia.
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@RThienprayoon's tweet about this award resonated with me, though perhaps for different reasons. Like her, I had a tough early career step in #hpm #hapc. The first program chief my hospital had ever had, but isolated from a collegial network and with little local support. 1/7
Add in a late start to fellowship, and then 2 years of #miscarriage, #recurrentpregnancyloss and secondary #infertility. Those experiences made me a much better person/doctor/leader/human being, but let's be honest, weren't great for my early career leadership development. 2/7
Early #workingmomlife was a blur of hard work, sleep deprivation, disenfranchised grief, and lessons learned. The transformation was happening, but I couldn't see it. Not until I landed in a more supportive environment. #womeninmedicine 3/7
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October is pregnancy and infant loss awareness month💔

It’s every parent’s greatest fear and we need to talk about it: Losing a baby


#miscarriage #stillbirth
@WHO_Europe @WHOAFRO @WHOEMRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @pahowho Losing a baby in pregnancy through #miscarriage or #stillbirth is still a taboo subject worldwide, linked to stigma and shame.
Many women still do not receive appropriate and respectful care when their baby dies during pregnancy or childbirth.
@WHO_Europe @WHOAFRO @WHOEMRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @pahowho Pregnancy loss is defined differently around the world, but in general:
💔#Miscarriage = A baby who dies BEFORE 28 weeks of pregnancy
💔#Stillbirth = A baby who dies AT or AFTER 28 weeks of pregnancy
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