New scientific discovery: A blood test to predict miscarriages


The joy of knowing you are going to have a baby knows no boundaries as it is the most profound news for any couple. But sometimes fate deals a cruel hand and negative factors concerning unforeseen circumstances of health or lifestyle can then end in termination of the pregnancy or miscarriage. How awful and depressing is that, only a would-be-mother can tell you. But as science is on a never ending spree of discovery, there is hope yet for safer pregnancies as a new blood test that can predict miscarriages is well on drawing board even as we speak.

A protein has been discovered by scientists which help embryos attach to the womb. Perhaps further study and blood tests pertaining to the level of such a protein within the womb could well determine if a pregnancy is at risk.

1 A Remarkable Discovery Gives Hope for Safer Pregnancy

In a remarkable discovery at Sheffield University, scientists found that a protein named Syncytin -1 is primarily responsible for assisting a fetus remain attached to its mother’s womb. The protein also influenced circumstances that would allow the mother know that the fetus was still there in the womb safe.


The landmark discovery of a blood test predicting miscarriages will have a huge impact on pregnancies and pregnancy tests as doctors would be able to observe the development of an embryo in its early stages of development. What’s most significant of such a discovery is that complications would be easier to understand and determine during pregnancy and the risk of miscarriages could be predicted well in advance.

A Remarkable Discovery Gives Hope for Safer Pregnancy

Image Source:


You may also like...