Frequently Asked Questions
What is recurrent pregnancy loss?
Two to three consecutive spontaneous miscarriages before 20 weeks gestation.
What causes a couple to have recurrent pregnancy loss?
In miscarriages, several issues may be involved and if not treated, they may result in recurrent miscarriage. Structural issues with the uterus like a septum or fibroid are treatable problems that may be removed surgically. Hormonal related imbalances like thyroid disease that may be treated medically. There have been links in recurrent miscarriage and blood clotting disorders, very few women will actually test positive for a blood clotting disorder.
What testing can be done for recurrent pregnancy loss?
Testing will be tailored around each individual couple and their history. In general, testing includes a uterine cavity evaluation and blood tests screening for ovarian reserve, hormonal imbalances, genetic issues (balanced translocation), and antiphopholipid syndrome (an immune issue associated with miscarriage).
What kind of treatment is available for recurrent pregnancy loss?
The results of the evaluation will determine your treatment options. Treatment will be medical if a hormonal issue is during testing. Treatment will be surgical if a structural defect is discovered in the uterus.