Treatment For Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

Treatment For Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

The treatment for recurrent pregnancy loss should depend on the underlying causes contributing to loss. Unfortunately, the precise cause for loss remains unknown in many cases and thus effective treatment modalities remain elusive. Many empiric therapies involving immunologic phenomena such as intravenous immunoglobulin, leukocyte immunization and even low dose aspirin therapy have been proposed, but […]

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Uterine Causes of Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

Uterine Causes of Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

15% of women who experience recurrent pregnancy loss, that is three or more consecutive losses, have an anatomic uterine defect. Potential uterine causes of recurrent pregnancy loss can be divided into two classifications and are identified as either congenital or acquired. Congenital uterine defects are those that have been present since birth while acquired uterine […]

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Testing For Causes of Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

Testing For Causes of Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

Miscarriage occurs more often than most woman realize. At least 15-25% of pregnancies will end in miscarriage, and as a woman ages, this percentage increases. Many women are not aware of this high percentage of pregnancies that miscarry and want to understand why it happened and could it have been prevented. We are often asked […]

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Pregnancy Losses Are Most Commonly Chromosomally Abnormal

Pregnancy Losses Are Most Commonly Chromosomally Abnormal

Approximately 60% to 70% of pregnancy losses are most commonly chromosomally abnormal, whether as an isolated event (one) or recurrent which is considered to be two or more consecutive losses. What are the most common chromosome abnormalities that cause miscarriage? The most common chromosomal abnormality is Trisomy 16 which occurs in 26% of losses. Trisomy […]

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Life Style Factors That Are Linked to Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

Life Style Factors That Are Linked to Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

Recurrent pregnancy loss is when there have been two or more consecutive miscarriages. While most miscarriages result from chromosomal, or genetic, abnormalities, there are life style factors that are linked to recurrent pregnancy loss as well as isolated loss. Life style factors that are linked to recurrent pregnancy loss  The exposure to three particular substances […]

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What Are The Chances of Having a Miscarriage?

What Are The Chances of Having a Miscarriage?

When a baby is desired, success is expected immediately. However, the natural chance of becoming successfully pregnant per month of attempting pregnancy called fecundity, is only 1 in 5 or 20%. Unfortunately, miscarriages are also common in the first trimester. Many of our patients ask what are the chances of having a miscarriage? What are […]

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The Flu Shot is Not Associated With an Increased Risk of Miscarriage

The Flu Shot is Not Associated With an Increased Risk of Miscarriage

In recent years, there has been controversy surrounding a possible link between the flu shot and miscarriage. Fortunately, a recent study has found the flu shot is not associated with an increased risk of miscarriage and there is no link between the flu vaccine and pregnancy loss. The study findings were recently presented to the […]

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Elevated Blood Pressure and Early Pregnancy Loss

elevated blood pressure and early pregnancy loss

Most people know that high blood pressure is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, but what do we know about elevated blood pressure and early pregnancy loss? Blood pressure is measured using two numbers. The first or top number is called systolic blood pressure and is a measurement of the pressure (mm Hg) in your […]

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Bleeding During Early Pregnancy

early pregnancy bleeding

Vaginal bleeding during early pregnancy is a common but frightening experience.  Approximately 25% of women will experience vaginal bleeding during the first trimester of pregnancy. This can result in an inevitable pregnancy loss or be a sign of an ectopic or even molar pregnancy. However, the majority, over 80% will go on to have a […]

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How Long to Wait to Try Again After a Miscarriage

trying after miscarriage

A common question we receive is how long to wait to try again after a miscarriage? Clinicians traditionally have advised those who have suffered a miscarriage not associated with a molar pregnancy to wait at least 3 months before reattempting conception. A recent study published in Obstetrics and Gynecology of a multi-center randomized trial has […]

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