Woman delivers healthy baby girl after 14 miscarriages

A 37-year-old woman who suffered through 14 consecutive miscarriages has finally delivered a healthy girl, setting a record for the East China region, medical experts said.
Ti Gong / Shanghai No.1 Maternity and Infant Hospital

Dr Bao Shihua from the department of reproductive immunity at Shanghai No.1 Maternity and Infant Hospital talks with her patient.

A 37-year-old woman who suffered through 14 consecutive miscarriages has finally delivered a healthy baby girl, setting a record for the number of miscarriages before a successful pregnancy in eastern China, local medical experts announced today.

The woman, from Anhui Province, started her heartbreaking journey to have a baby 15 years ago. She suffered repeated miscarriages due to unknown health problems, leading her to Shanghai No.1 Maternity and Infant Hospital in October 2015.

At that point she had already suffered 13 miscarriages.

Doctors carried out comprehensive checks on the patient and found the failure of pregnancy was due to immunity problems.

After proper treatment and strict monitoring, the patient finally delivered a healthy baby girl on March 1, 2018.

“About 1 to 5 percent of women suffer repeated miscarriages due to various reasons like the patients’ physical condition, lifestyle and environmental pollution,” said Dr Bao Shihua, the patient's doctor. “The number of cases is rising — every patient needs a complete check and individualized therapy to have their own baby.”

"We also found many patients visit different doctors at the same time and self-medicate without checking with doctors first."

Doctors also said patients with repeated miscarriage often suffer from depression, requiring the support and understanding of the whole family. 

The patient returned to her hometown to deliver the baby after her pregnancy was deemed stable by doctors. So far both she and the baby are in excellent health. 


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