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Recurrent Miscarriage – Dr. Brad Miller

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

It is very common for me to see patients with non-fertility issues. One example of that is recurrent pregnancy loss, which is defined by two or more failed pregnancies. If the cause is unknown, each pregnancy loss warrants careful review to determine what further evaluation is necessary. Approximately 25% of all recognized pregnancies result in miscarriage, however, less than 5% of women will experience two consecutive miscarriages, and only 1% experience three or more.

Miscarriage can result from the following:

Genetic/Chromosomal Causes (most common)

Hormonal Abnormalities

Metabolic Abnormalities

Uterine Abnormalities

Antiphospholipid Syndrome and other clotting disorders

Autoimmune Disorders

For couples with unexplained recurrent pregnancy loss it is good to know that the next pregnancy has a 60% to 70% chance of being successful. I suggest to couples before they attempt to get pregnant again that they ensure that they are living a healthy lifestyle and taking a folic acid supplement. Quitting smoking, reducing alcohol and caffeine consumption, moderate exercise and weight control are all beneficial. If you are suffering from recurrent pregnancy loss please click here.