Category: Fertility

Prenatal Testing: Download my ebook (free)!

Who needs prenatal testing for genetic disorders? How much does your risk of carrying a baby with a genetic disorder increase with your age? Which prenatal test or screen is right for you? These are among the questions my amazing co-author Molly Dickens (and fellow pregnant scientist blogger/partner-in-crime) and […]

Age and the Risk of Miscarriage

As women, we hear a lot about the difficulty of getting pregnant as we age, but staying pregnant can often be the bigger challenge, especially as our fertility begins to wane. The risk of miscarriage rises as a woman ages, with a dramatic rise starting after age 37, with […]

Lies, Damned Lies, and Miscarriage Statistics

Trying to figure out your chances of miscarrying? Sadly, you are going to have a hard time finding good information.  Many websites claim to tell you your risk of miscarriage, citing statistics that look like these: But problems abound with their numbers. Problem 1: These sites rarely provide their sources, so you […]