Sometimes you may not have difficulty getting pregnant, but do have issues staying pregnant. The good news is that even after three miscarriages, a woman has a 60 to 80 percent chance of conceiving and carrying a full-term pregnancy. Our expert fertility specialists can help.
When a woman has two or more clinical pregnancy losses (miscarriages) before the pregnancies reach 20 weeks, this is known as recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL). There are a variety of reasons why a woman or couple may experience RPL:
- Abnormal chromosomes or genetic abnormalities in the embryo or fetus (oftentimes related to eggs getting older)
- Anatomic issues with the uterus (abnormal shape, septum, fibroids)
- Undiagnosed/untreated medical conditions, such as hypothyroidism
- Reasons that cannot be explained
Our team will conduct a thorough history and evaluation of both partners. If a cause for RPL is discovered, there are several steps we can take to either correct the underlying issue or minimize the risk of a future miscarriage.