Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

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University Reproductive Associates

Reproductive Endocrinologists & Infertility and Reproductive Medicine located in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, Hoboken, NJ & Wayne, NJ

Repeated miscarriages can affect your emotional well-being and place additional strain on your relationship. At University Reproductive Associates, the fertility specialists take an individualized approach to care and offer sensitive and innovative solutions for women struggling with recurrent pregnancy loss. To schedule an evaluation with the experienced team, call the office in Hasbrouck Heights, Wayne, or Hoboken, New Jersey, or click the online booking tool.

Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Q & A

What is recurrent pregnancy loss?

Recurrent pregnancy loss is defined as two or more miscarriages before reaching 20 weeks of gestation. Women with recurrent pregnancy loss benefit from a comprehensive evaluation from the experienced team at University Reproductive Associates, who can help provide answers to you health questions and concerns and develop a plan to improve your fertility. 

What causes recurrent pregnancy loss?

Many women experience miscarriages, which are often caused by a random chromosomal abnormality, usually a missing or duplicated chromosome. Less than 5% of these chromosomal problems are because of an inherited genetic disorder.

Though miscarriages are common, recurrent pregnancy loss is uncommon and only affects about 1% of women. In most cases, the exact cause of recurrent pregnancy loss is unknown. However, certain factors may increase your risk of frequent miscarriages, such as:

  • You’re over the age of 35
  • Reproductive anatomical defects (congenital or acquired)
  • History of diabetes or thyroid disorder
  • Autoimmune disorder
  • Use of alcohol 
  • Cigarette smoking

Though less common, infections may also increase your risk of recurrent pregnancy loss. 

What can I expect during a consultation for recurrent pregnancy loss?

You can expect a compassionate and thorough evaluation when you come in to see the fertility specialists at University Reproductive Associates for recurrent pregnancy loss. The team understands how frequent miscarriages can affect your emotional health and works closely with you to provide the answers you need to improve your chances of a healthy pregnancy.

During your evaluation, the team asks detailed questions about your medical and gynecological history, as well as your family history and your partner’s medical history. The team then completes a physical and pelvic exam. Diagnostic tests, such as blood work or ultrasound, may also be requested to assist in the development of your treatment plan. 

How is recurrent pregnancy loss treated?

The team at University Reproductive Associates takes a personalized approach to care and develops individualized treatment plans for the management of recurrent pregnancy loss. Your treatment plan may include:

  • Genetic counseling
  • Surgery
  • Medication

The fertility specialists have helped many women suffering from multiple pregnancy losses of undetermined cause deliver healthy babies. Call University Reproductive Associates or book an appointment online today to schedule a consultation with the fertility specialists.