Understanding Miscarriage

Pregnancy Loss

This lesson is led by Dr. Zev Williams, the Chief of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility at Columbia University, and leading miscarriage researcher.

In this video, Dr. Williams covers important topics including:

  • Signs you might be miscarrying
  • An explanation of hCG or beta numbers
  • Steps required to diagnose a miscarriage
  • How to make sure a diagnosis is accurate
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Dr. Zev Williams, a leading expert in the field of pregnancy loss from Columbia University, walks us through all you need to know when you're navigating a miscarriage. There are several important decisions that must be made quickly in the fog of emotions, and Dr. Williams helps break down the data on each so that you can make the best decision from you -- including diagnosing a miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy, how to manage a miscarriage (naturally, medication, surgery), to genetic testing. We also devote a lesson to the emotional impacts of pregnancy loss.