Recurrent Miscarriage

We Offer Supportive and Restorative Treatment for Women Experiencing Recurrent Miscarriage

Early pregnancy loss is quite common, affecting approximately 1 in 10 women. Texas Fertility Center physicians reassure women who have had two or more miscarriages that they have good cause to hope for a positive outcome.

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine defines recurrent pregnancy loss as two or more pregnancy losses that occur before the 28th week of pregnancy.

A very small percentage of women will ever have to endure multiple miscarriages. Most will never know what caused the pregnancy to end. Only 5% of women experience two or more pregnancy losses and less than 1% of women experience three or more.

Because recurrent miscarriage is uncommon, we understand how isolating this condition can make you feel.

Our goal at Texas Fertility Center is to quickly ascertain whether or not there are underlying anatomical or congenital problems with the uterus, or other correctable factors to address. If your recurrent miscarriage falls under the category of unexplained, you are not left without options. Approximately 65% of women with this diagnosis will get pregnant again without any issues.

Testing for Recurrent Miscarriage Helps Determine the Cause

Fertility testing for recurrent miscarriage should include karyotyping for genetic causes. This picture of parental chromosomes uncovers many clues about underlying factors that cause half of all early miscarriages. We also rely on diagnostic blood tests, a pelvic exam and in-office procedures to assess hormonal balance and reproductive organs.

Identifying treatable factors such as autoimmune disorders, adhesions or a septate uterus can bring a sense of relief to women, restoring confidence that the next pregnancy will progress and flourish.

Causes of recurrent miscarriage can include a single or multiple mitigating factors, including:

Anatomic Causes  22%
Hematologic or immunologic Causes 25%
Hormonal Causes 20%
Unknown Causes 40%
Genetic Causes 3%
Infectious Causes 6%

These numbers total more than 100%, indicating that some patients have multiple causes for their miscarriages. Unfortunately, following the completion of a thorough evaluation for recurrent pregnancy loss, 40% of couples with recurrent pregnancy loss will still not have a definitive diagnosis for their problem.

You can learn more about all of the causes of recurrent miscarriage on adjoining web pages that address the most common reasons women experience pregnancy loss.

More than one million miscarriages occur each year in the U.S., a devastating outcome for women who once felt optimistic upon seeing a positive pregnancy test. Although this condition can seem insurmountable, the overwhelming majority of patients with recurrent pregnancy loss will successfully deliver a healthy child.

Contact us at Texas Fertility Center to speak with a caring and understanding physician who specializes in resolving recurrent miscarriage.

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