UK – NICE approves hormone drug which could prevent 1,200 miscarriages each year

The leading UK preganancy and baby loss charity Tommy’s have said with the approval of the hormonal drug, as many as 8,450 miscarrages a year could be prevented.

NICE has issued an update to its guidance on threatened miscarriage which details that certain women can take progesterone to help prevent pregnancy loss. Women who have previously had a miscarriage and have a pregnancy confirmed by scan, and are bleeding, can be offered 400mg of micronised progesterone twice daily. NICE has called for further research into this area.

If a foetal heartbeat is confirmed, NICE recommends that treatment with progesterone should continue until 16 weeks of pregnancy have been completed…