With more than 50,000 pregnancies each year in the United States, the odds of a mother having a miscarriage is high.
But some women find the loss of a pregnancy during labor too traumatic to experience with any certainty.
Now, an innovative method that uses ultrasound to detect a woman’s heartbeat is making a comeback.
It’s been approved for use in Texas hospitals and can be used to detect the heartbeat before a woman is delivered.
The technology is being tested in two Texas hospitals, one of which is using the method in the first phase of its trial.
The procedure was developed by University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) researchers in collaboration with Baylor College of Medicine, the University of Arkansas, Texas Children’s Hospital and other Texas hospitals.
It has been used in the trial and is expected to be approved by Texas regulators for use at a large Texas hospital soon.
“I think we’re going to see a surge in women who are going to be seeing this,” said Dr. David Stowe, a UTMB professor of obstetrics and gynecology and a senior author on a study on the technique.
“I think it’s going to make a big difference in the way that women will feel, especially as they get older.”
The Texas study, conducted by the UTMB Institute for Research on Women, is being funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
The study will use the method to determine whether the technique can reduce or prevent miscarriages and to help pregnant women better cope with pregnancy loss.
A small number of women have already had their babies removed by using ultrasound to find the heartbeat of a stillborn fetus, or a fetus that has died.
The method also allows for a faster and more accurate diagnosis of miscarriage than using a CT scan.
In some cases, the ultrasound can help the doctors determine the fetal heart rate, which can be more accurately estimated.
A CT scan can be difficult to read during labor because of a problem with the heart’s muscle that prevents it from properly detecting blood flow.
The ultrasound technique uses a computer chip to identify the heartbeat, which is recorded by an infrared camera.
The study was conducted by researchers at the UT MB Institute for Women’s Research and the Baylor College.
UTMB researchers are collaborating with the Baylor and the University at Austin to test the technique in other UTMB hospitals, including Baylor College, UTMB Medical Center, the Texas Childrens Medical Center and the UT Health Science Center at Houston Methodist.
It is expected that the technique will be used in other Texas institutions in the coming months.
“We are very excited about the success of this research and we are looking forward to being able to share it with the public and use it to help other women who have lost a pregnancy experience it in a more clinical setting,” said UTMB President Dr. Robert T. Pate.
“In the coming weeks, we are planning to begin a pilot program to begin providing the ultrasound in our maternity and newborn wards to our women who need it to assist in the early pregnancy assessment.”