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Another Miscarriage? Don’t Lose Hope

Another Miscarriage? Don’t Lose Hope

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Miscarriage is one of the most common complications of pregnancy that involves the spontaneous loss of pregnancy before the 20th week of gestation. Repeated miscarriages (two or more consecutive miscarriages) occur in about 1 in 100 women. If this happens to you, it’s not only discouraging, but it causes extreme emotional pain, frustration, and sadness. However, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you cannot carry a baby to term. Know that there is hope with recent advancements.

Recurrent miscarriages may be caused by genetic errors in the egg, sperm or the parents, as well as abnormalities of the uterus or medical problems with the mother. The cause of your recurrent miscarriages is diagnosed by reviewing your medical history and past pregnancies and by performing a thorough physical examination. Your doctor may order a pelvic examination, blood tests and imaging tests to confirm the diagnosis. If genetic causes are suspected, you may need additional tests called karyotyping and microarray testing. Once we determine the cause of miscarriage, we create your individual treatment plan.

Treatment is based on the cause of your miscarriage. Treatments include medications to treat miscarriages related to anti-phospholipid syndrome, diabetes or hormonal problems. In cases of uterine abnormality, you may be recommended for surgery. However, the vast majority of miscarriages are due to genetic abnormalities in the chromosomes of the embryo. Preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) is recommended for women with a history of recurrent pregnancy losses where a genetic cause is suspected. PGS is a diagnostic tool used with an IVF procedure to examine embryos for chromosomal abnormalities. When the embryo has several actively dividing cells, a few cells are removed and tested for chromosomal abnormalities. Then only the healthy embryos are transferred into the womb for development, increasing the likelihood of pregnancy, decreasing significantly the chance of miscarriage, and maximizing the chances of bringing a healthy child home.

If you are experiencing recurrent pregnancy loss, we can help you establish the cause and offer treatment options to achieve a successful pregnancy.  We are dedicated to helping make our patients’ dreams of building a family a reality.

  • Mckinney

    McKinney
    6850 TPC Drive , Suite 105
    Unit B
    McKinney, TX 75070

    McKinney

    6850 TPC Drive , Suite 105
    Unit B
    McKinney, TX 75070

  • Grapevine

    Grapevine
    823 Ira E. Woods Avenue
    Grapevine, TX 76051

    Grapevine

    823 Ira E. Woods Avenue
    Grapevine, TX 76051

  • Rockwall

    Rockwall
    935 West Ralph Hall Pkwy
    Suite 103
    Rockwall, TX 75032

    Rockwall

    935 West Ralph Hall Pkwy
    Suite 103
    Rockwall, TX 75032

  • Dallas

    Dallas
    3800 San Jacinto
    Suite 123
    Dallas, TX 75204

    Dallas

    3800 San Jacinto
    Dallas, TX 75204

  • Tyler

    Tyler
    7925 S. Broadway Ave
    Suite 210
    Tyler, TX 75703

    Tyler

    7925 S. Broadway Ave
    Suite 210
    Tyler, TX 75703