Miscarriage risk: Hormone test can reveal if pregnancy is viable

How a simple hormone test can reveal early on in pregnancy if women are at risk of miscarriage Measuring a woman's progesterone levels early in pregnancy could indicate if they were likely to reach full-term The test was most accurate when combined with an ultrasound | UPDATED: 15:54 GMT, 28 September 2012 One in three women experience abdominal pain or vaginal bleeding at the start of their pregnancies, which can be symptoms of miscarriage.

Miracle as mother survives losing 12 PINTS of blood after giving birth to son (that"s more than is in most people)

Miracle as mother survives losing 12 PINTS of blood after giving birth to son (that's more than is in most people) Average woman has 8 to 10 pints of blood in her bodyRachel London lucky to be alive after losing 12 pints while giving birth to Jacob, who weighed 11lbs 2oz She had blood transfusion, then emergency surgery to stem blood flowJacob taken to special care unit with vomiting bug | UPDATED: 14:43 GMT, 3 July 2012 A mother almost died after losing an astonishing 12 pints of blood while giving birth to a boy weighing more than 11lbs.

How labour lasts longer for nervous mothers: Birth can take extra 90 minutes if you are worried

How labour lasts longer for nervous mothers: Birth can take extra 90 minutes if you are worried Up to a fifth of women are scared of giving birth | UPDATED: 01:06 GMT, 27 June 2012 Women who are nervous about giving birth have far longer labours – taking an extra hour and a half to deliver their baby, say researchers.