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Posted on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 in Other Information & Resources

Hope after Miscarriage

“Waiting For A Heartbeat”.

The story of three women, all patients at St Mary’s Hospital in London (Europe’s largest recurrent miscarriage clinic) where they attempt to overcome the odds and give birth to a baby.

Horizon (BBC) Season 43, episode 3. Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Jan 19, 2006 on BBC Two

“First Heartbeat”.

An intimate, self-shot documentary with husband and wife Lisa and David following their struggles to have a baby. A moving story of miscarriage, loss and love told over five years.

TLC (available on Sky boxsets). Please note, you will need a Sky boxset account to watch this link Hope after Miscarriage

“Life After Stillbirth”.

Following the journeys of three women coping with the death of their babies, as they try to find ways to deal with their bereavements, from vlogging to social media.

Radio 1 Stories (available on BBC iPlayer). Please note, this link will only work with UK IP addresses due to rights issues. If you are outside the UK, you can watch this by using a VPN, and then signing up for a BBC iPlayer account with a random UK postcode. Hope After Miscarriage

“Early Retrieval Triples Pregnancy Chances for DOA Patients”.

Retrieving eggs early in an IVF cycle vastly improves egg/embryo quality and IVF pregnancy rates for young women with diminished ovarian reserve (DOR), according to a new study from CHR, a fertility center in New York City. Dr. Norbert Gleicher, CHR’s Medical Director, explains how the early retrieval protocol, developed at CHR, works, and why retrieving eggs early when their follicles are still 14-18 mm in size, might improve pregnancy chances DOR.

Centre for Human Reproduction.

“Papilloedema; Cardiac death in sport; Diagnosing early miscarriage; Warfarin” (Podcast).

How to diagnose early miscarriage in women who are bleeding in early pregnancy? And the serendipitous story of how the anti-clotting agent warfarin was first discovered.

Dr. Mark Porter. Aired Wed 19th Jul 2016 on BBC Radio 4. The piece on miscarriage and warfarin begins at 17min 30sec. Dr Mark Porter

“Don’t Talk About The Baby” (Trailer below. Full movie can be watched on Vimeo and Amazon Prime. You may also gift it to someone else, here.

This documentary explores how we got to this culture of silence around pregnancy loss, and what we need to do to get away from it. Through expert interviews and personal stories, this film empowers people to tell their stories in their own communities, and change how we talk about loss and infertility. / / @d_t_a_t_b.

“Dealing with Infertility and IVF using Donor Eggs, with Heidi Hayes” (Podcast).

Heidi is the CEO of Donor Egg Bank USA. She struggled with infertility and after many years of trying to conceive, she ultimately built her family through adoption and donor egg treatment. In today’s show we talk about egg donation and the implications of using an egg donor.

The Fertility Friday podcast, episode 088. Fertility Friday podcast - Hope after Miscarriage

Pregnyl Injection Instructional Video.

This video will show you how to prepare and administer your Pregnyl injections at home.

HARI Fertility, the National Fertility Centre of Ireland, Rotunda Hospital, Dublin, Ireland..

How your body changes in pregnancy.

Our animated video reveals in detail how your body changes and makes room for your developing baby during pregnancy. Other related videos may be found at

Inside pregnancy: your baby takes shape.

A 3D animated look at how your baby changes at the embryonic stage. Other related videos may be found at

Ultrasounds during early pregnancy – 5,6,7,8 & 9 weeks.

This video shows the stages of baby growth from 5 to 9 weeks. It is annotated so can be used for learning by medical professionals.

Maternity Training International.

“Life Before Birth – In the Womb”.

An intimate portrait of growth in the womb.

2005. Pioneer Film & TV Productions Limited.

“In the Womb – Twins, Triplets and Quads”.

Watch the various ways in which twins, triplets and quads can be created, and how they grow in the womb.

National Geographic Channel.

“Baby in the caul at a c-section.”

Baby is breathing through its placenta, which is still attached to its mother.

Human Birth Project.