Fertility Treatments

Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

Treatments for Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

At Ohio Reproductive Medicine, our team understands how difficult and frustrating recurrent pregnancy loss is for patients of all ages.  This is why we constantly work with our patients to provide the best infertility treatments for recurrent pregnancy loss. Our ultimate goal is to help families reach a successful pregnancy, and with our technology and friendly physicians and staff, we are able to make those dreams a reality.

Sadly, early pregnancy loss is a very common occurrence.  The majority of the time, miscarriage is caused by random genetic errors that do not allow fetal development, but are not so great to prevent a placenta from developing.  Given the placenta is the source of all the hormones the woman feels pregnant and has positive tests for pregnancy, but without fetal development the placenta eventually fails and menstrual bleeding follows.

Recurrent pregnancy loss is defined as two or more failed clinical pregnancies.  This disorder does have a protocol for evaluation including assessment of ovarian reserve, uterine anatomy, parental chromosomal analysis, antiphospholipid syndrome, and screens for thyroid and prolactin disorders.  The evaluation can usually be completed within one menstrual month and specific treatments are available.

The likelihood of a clinical miscarriage varies between 7% and 35% depending on whether the mother is in her 3rd or 5th decade. The anguish of a miscarriage is amplified when this becomes a recurrent occurrence. While most miscarriages are chromosomally abnormal it is recommended that after two consecutive losses an evaluation for causes of recurrent pregnancy loss be undertaken. The evaluation focuses on anatomical, hormonal, chromosomal, environmental, and well established immunologic causes.

We offer expertise in the treatment of surgical and hormonal causes of recurrent miscarriage. Various medical treatments are available for immunologic causes of pregnancy loss. These include heparin, low molecular weight heparin, glucocorticoids, and lipid in fuscous. When either the husband or wife carries a translocation, in vitro fertilization with an embryo biopsy can help to exclude the implantation of an embryo with an unbalanced amount of chromosomal material. Even in cases of random chromosomal errors in vitro fertilization with embryo biopsy may dramatically lesson the likelihood of experiencing another miscarriage. Education and compassionate counseling is available for all couples with recurrent pregnancy losses.

Learn More about Ohio Reproductive Medicine

If you would like to learn more information about Ohio Reproductive Medicine and recurrent pregnancy loss, then do not hesitate to contact our team.  We will answer all of your questions about our treatments and investigate the root cause of your own pregnancy loss.  With this information, we are able to create a comprehensive plan that is tailored to your individual needs.

You deserve to have a team that is dedicated to your personal goals and health.  With the Ohio Reproductive Medicine team, you can feel comfortable knowing that you are working with a team of physicians that truly cares about your family goals.  Contact us today to learn more about infertility treatments for pregnancy loss with Ohio Reproductive Medicine.