Early pregnancy loss is the loss of a pregnancy prior to 20 weeks gestation. Recurrent miscarriage, or habitual pregnancy loss, is defined as three or more consecutive, spontaneous pregnancy losses. This recurrent miscarriage is an uncommon, but very distressing problem for couples.
At Sparrsh clinic, we understand how devastating a pregnancy loss can be for you and your partner and we offer support for you and your partner to handle this emotional process.
It is important to understand that miscarriage isn’t anyone’s fault or is it not only related to the lifestyle choices. A majority of miscarriages can be linked back to genetic causes. In some cases, one or both parents may have a chromosomal abnormality.
Antibodies including lupus anticoagulant (LAC), anticardiolipin antibodies (ACA), and beta-II-glycoprotein antibodies are believed to promote miscarriage. Thrombophilias, the tendency to form blood clots, appear to be associated with a variety of problems in pregnancy.
Structural anomalies of the uterus, hormonal imbalance, infections, thyroid problems, diabetes, etc are other possible factors for recurrent miscarriage.
Our specialist will ask you details about your menstrual and pregnancy history, medical as well as surgical history, and family history to identify the cause of the repeated pregnancy losses. When a definite (or likely) cause is identified, appropriate treatment is initiated.
Treatment for recurrent pregnancy loss can involve a range of options such as hormone therapy, antibiotics and the use of procedures such as in vitro fertilization.
For many women, mere medication treatment is sufficient to overcome underlying problems. For problems related to antibodies, the treatment involves the use of low dose aspirin and other anti-clotting medication is recommended.
For treating anatomical abnormalities of the uterus, including uterine septae or fibroids, surgery might be any option. Depending upon your health and age, surgical correction will be carried out.
In vitro fertilization (IVF) can be a good option for women with no specific cause for recurrent miscarriages and for couples having genetic disorders.
Treatment for a specific cause can be initiated before or during your next pregnancy. During your future pregnancy, you will be monitored closely by our doctors and our experienced counselors will help you manage stress and anxiety.
Along with these treatments, living a healthy lifestyle i.e. cutting smoking, alcohol or heavy intake of caffeine can increase your chances of healthy pregnancy.
Sparrsh Clinic offers state of the art testing and treatment for patients experiencing pregnancy loss. Our fertility specialists, Dr. Preeti Singh has expertise in the field of High-Risk Pregnancy & Infertility.