💊Some women at a higher risk of miscarriage are to be offered a hormone drug.

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The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) has issued an update to its guidance on miscarriage which says that certain women can be offered progesterone to help prevent pregnancy loss
💊 Nice said women who have had previously had a miscarriage and have a pregnancy confirmed by scan who are bleeding can be offered 400mg of micronised progesterone twice daily

If a foetal heartbeat is confirmed, it is recommended treatment with progesterone should continue until 16 weeks of pregnancy have been completed, Nice said
➡️Nice estimates that around 7,200 women with prior miscarriage and bleeding in early pregnancy could be eligible for treatment with progesterone each year.

Tommy's said the move could prevent as many as 8,450 miscarriages a year
Professor Arri Coomarasamy, director of Tommy's National Centre for Miscarriage Research said:

🗣️"The miscarriage care guidelines from Nice include a very welcome change, after many years researching the use of progesterone and working to make treatment more accessible."
"This new recommendation from Nice is an important step in tackling the current variation in miscarriage services across the country and preventing these losses wherever possible" said Professor Coomarasamy
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