I'm Having Miscarriages
For any woman hoping to start a family, miscarriage is a heartbreaking and life changing event. Unfortunately, more than 25% of pregnancies result in miscarriage if the pregnancy is detected very early. While a single miscarriage is a common event, multiple miscarriages are not rare and can magnify the emotional and psychological burdens of a woman.
When to do an evaluation for repeated miscarriages depends on each woman's circumstances. In some, evaluation should be performed after 2 losses. In others, after 3 or more losses is more appropriate. Only your physician can tell you what is best in your situation.
Here at the SFC, we specialize in the evaluation and treatment of women experiencing miscarriages. We are a regional referral center for this service, and perhaps your doctor has already asked you to see us. We look forward to meeting you soon, and helping to sort out the reasons for your losses so that a rapid and effective treatment plan can begin!
Causes of recurrent miscarriage
- Hormonal disorders
- Antibody problems
- Blood clotting abnormalities
- Chromosomal abnormalities
- Other uterine problems
- Congenital birth defects
- Systemic illnesses
- Advanced age
Treatment of recurrent miscarriage
Treatment depends, of course, on the particular problem that is discovered in the evaluation. In general, Hormonal, antibody, and blood clotting problems are treated easily. Chromosomal abnormalities in the husband or wife cannot be treated, but an accurate estimate can be given of the chances for a pregnancy to carry to viability. Fibroids, uterine abnormalities, and birth defects can usually be treated surgically. Please follow these links for more information.
THE GOOD NEWS is that the vast majority of women can eventually carry a pregnancy to term and end up with a healthy newborn! We do recommend, however, that you delay further attempts at conception until you have seen us.