Woman waiting at a doctor's office
Researchers hope knowing will help put women’s minds at ease.

Miscarriage is a devastating loss for women or couples looking to start a family. But for every expectant woman, knowing that miscarriage is a risk, especially in the first trimester, is stressful. That’s why researchers are hopeful a new test that can detect a woman’s miscarriage risk as early as week four of pregnancy will help put a mom-to-be’s mind at ease.

Researchers from the University of Heidelberg in Germany discovered that by measuring the levels of a protein known as Periostin (PER) in a woman’s body, they could predict from as early as four weeks whether the pregnancy will end in miscarriage. While nothing can prevent a miscarriage from happening, researchers hope knowing will help pregnant women cut down the period of uncertainty and anxiety.

“A miscarriage means an enormous distress for the patient and a predictive test with a negative result could be used to reassure anxious patients,” the study authors wrote in the…

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