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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Can I do anything to help keep an embryo that is low in my uterus?

    I had an ultrasound after a fairly heavy bleed in my 7th week of pregnancy and have been told there is a 50/50 chance of miscarriage due to the low position of the embryo and embryonic sac. Some information online recommended no exercise and rest for a few months, however, noone in the hospital mentioned this. Is there anything that can improve my chances of keeping the pregnancy going?
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    Dr Peter Bell

    Gynaecologist, Gynaecologist - Infertility (IVF) Specialist, Obstetrician

    Experienced general obstetrician and Gynaecologist. Able to support high risk pregnancies using Westmead Hospital appointment, and provide advanced fertility support through Genea if required. View Profile

    Hi. Although worrying, it doesnt necessarily mean you will have a miscarriage. Stay optimistic :-)

    I would like to say there is somethng you should do or not do that will change the outcome, but that would be untrue.

    The advice about exercise and resting is more about you not beating yourself up or others blaming you if it doesnt work out. There is no scientific basis to the advice.

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