First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Ava FabianFollow

Mentor/s

Dr. Zayan Liew

Participation Type

Paper Talk

Abstract

Miscarriage is the death of a fetus before 20-24 gestational weeks. It is approximated that 10-15 in 100 pregnancies end in miscarriage with the majority of miscarriages occurring in the first trimester (CDC, 2020). While many woman who miscarry are aware that they have had a miscarriage, some woman may miscarry before they know that they are pregnant (March of Dimes, 2017). This occurs when a woman’s menstrual cycle is late, and the woman decides to wait before taking a pregnancy test. About two weeks later the woman finally begins “menstruating” however, it is a possibility that she was pregnant and her menstruation is in fact a miscarriage of the fetus. Miscarriage effects about 700,000 women in the United States annually along with their spouses and families. Many women who experience miscarriage are working women. Occupational activity has been found to increase risk of miscarriage. Occupational activity can be defined as working long hours, heavy lifting (>100kg), and standing long periods of time (Bonde et. al, 2013). Although there is a link between occupational activity and miscarriage, there have been little findings suggesting what individual exposure poses the greatest risk of miscarriage. Therefore, it is suggested that pregnant woman avoid these exposures (standing, lifting, long hours) all together.

College and Major available

Biology

Course Name and Number, Professor Name

HN-300, Dr. Rober and Dr.Loris

Location

Digital Commons

Start Day/Time

5-5-2021 1:00 PM

End Day/Time

5-5-2021 4:00 PM

Students' Information

Ava Fabian - Biology Major, Chemistry Minor, Honors Student, Class of 2021

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May 5th, 1:00 PM May 5th, 4:00 PM

Environmental Exposure and Risk for Miscarriage

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Miscarriage is the death of a fetus before 20-24 gestational weeks. It is approximated that 10-15 in 100 pregnancies end in miscarriage with the majority of miscarriages occurring in the first trimester (CDC, 2020). While many woman who miscarry are aware that they have had a miscarriage, some woman may miscarry before they know that they are pregnant (March of Dimes, 2017). This occurs when a woman’s menstrual cycle is late, and the woman decides to wait before taking a pregnancy test. About two weeks later the woman finally begins “menstruating” however, it is a possibility that she was pregnant and her menstruation is in fact a miscarriage of the fetus. Miscarriage effects about 700,000 women in the United States annually along with their spouses and families. Many women who experience miscarriage are working women. Occupational activity has been found to increase risk of miscarriage. Occupational activity can be defined as working long hours, heavy lifting (>100kg), and standing long periods of time (Bonde et. al, 2013). Although there is a link between occupational activity and miscarriage, there have been little findings suggesting what individual exposure poses the greatest risk of miscarriage. Therefore, it is suggested that pregnant woman avoid these exposures (standing, lifting, long hours) all together.

 

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