Giving hormone therapy to pregnant women at high risk of miscarriage could save babiesHerson Abinon
Giving hormone therapy to pregnant women at high risk of miscarriage could save nearly 8,500 babies a year.
NEARLY 8,500 babies a year could be saved by giving hormone therapy to mums-to-be with a history of miscarriage.
Two daily doses of progesterone in the first 16 weeks of pregnancy improved chances of a live birth by up to 15 per cent, a study says.
Almost 8,500 babies a year could be saved by giving hormone therapy to mums-to-be with a history of miscarriage Credit: PA: Press Association
The ovaries and placenta make the hormone after conception and it is vital to healthy pregnancies.
Experts want the £204-per-pregnancy therapy to be offered by the NHS.
They claim it could save cash as up to a quarter of UK conceptions end in miscarriage, with a £350million a year treatment bill.
Arri Coomarasamy, professor of gynaecology at the University of Birmingham, suggested the new regime for women with early bleeding and one or more miscarriages.
He said it would “result in an additional 8,450 live births a year”, the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology reported.
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, added: “This treatment offers an increased chance of a successful birth and appears to be cost-effective.”
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence said it was weighing up the evidence.
Two daily doses of progesterone in the first 16 weeks of pregnancy improved chances of a live birth by up to 15 per cent, a study says Credit: Alamy
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