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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What is Luteal Phase Defect?

What is Luteal Phase Defect?

What is a luteal phase defect? The proposal of a luteal phase defect (LPD) has floated around infertility forums and research for years. The data supporting its existence remains thin. What is a luteal phase defect? It has been defined as “the condition where progesterone from corpus luteum is not sufficient to maintain endometrium and […]

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Low AMH Levels Are Associated With Miscarriage Following IVF

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Anti-Mullerian Hormone or AMH is secreted by ovarian granulosa cells and is a useful marker for the ovarian response to gonadotropin stimulation in women having IVF. A recent study reported that low AMH levels are associated with miscarriage following IVF. The study, which was reported at the October 2016 meeting of the American Society for […]

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Progesterone Therapy In Women with Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

Progesterone Therapy In Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

The fundamental importance of progesterone to pregnancy has been known since the pioneering work published in 1946 by the late Dr. Georgiana Segar Jones in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Progesterone has many interesting and important effects that are critical to pregnancy not only hormonal in nature but also potentially immunosuppressive. Progesterone therapy […]

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Recurrent Miscarriages Can Be Prevented

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Miscarriage is a very common occurrence.  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. Recurrent miscarriage, or recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL), is defined by the loss of 2 consecutive pregnancies before 20 weeks gestation.  RPL is much […]

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