Receive compassionate care for recurrent miscarriage from our Alliance and Grapevine obgyn practices
At Women’s Integrated Healthcare, our all-female obgyn team serves the evolving needs of women of reproductive age, including pre-conception counseling and comprehensive pregnancy care. Most women hope to choose a convenient time with their partners, get pregnant and deliver a healthy baby. Unfortunately, recurrent miscarriage can derail those plans. If you have suffered multiple pregnancy losses, our Grapevine and Alliance obgyn teams will work to identify potential issues and treat the problem so that you can achieve a successful pregnancy.
Our obgyn team explains recurrent miscarriage
Approximately 10 to 20% of confirmed pregnancies end in miscarriage, or spontaneous pregnancy loss. Usually, a miscarriage occurs because the fetus is not developing as it should. Most women who experience a single miscarriage will go on to carry a pregnancy to term. When a patient suffers 2 or more pregnancy losses, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and our Grapevine and Alliance obgyn teams classifies the situation as recurrent miscarriage.
Explaining common causes of recurrent miscarriage
Often, women who deal with recurrent miscarriage have underlying issues that contribute to the repeated losses. Generally, the following factors may contribute to recurrent miscarriage:
Chromosomal defects – a leading cause of early miscarriage, chromosomal imbalances occur when the baby receives the incorrect number of chromosomes (aneuploid) or when chromosomes break off and form translocations.
Maternal age/paternal age – as women get older, the quantity and quality of eggs decline, which may hinder the chances for a successful pregnancy. Irregularities related to sperm development and production may also increase with age.
Physical abnormalities – polyps, adhesions and congenital defects in the uterus can make sustaining a pregnancy difficult.
Hormonal imbalances – to support a pregnancy, your body must maintain the right amount of hormones such as progesterone and prolactin. Your thyroid must also function at the appropriate level.
Certain medical conditions – women with clotting disorders, diabetes and polycystic ovary syndrome may have an increased risk of repeated pregnancy loss.
Work with our Alliance and Grapevine obgyns to achieve your pregnancy goals
During your initial visit, your physician will review your complete medical history and gather detailed information about each loss. Additionally, your obgyn will likely order additional testing such as blood work, a pelvic exam and a sonogram. Depending on your situation, we may recommend consulting with a fertility specialist, a physician who specializes in diagnosing and treating infertility, including recurrent miscarriage.
In our Grapevine and Alliance obgyn offices, we provide attentive care to our patients dealing with recurrent miscarriage. Our all-female team will provide clinical expertise, emotional support and a plan to assist you in carrying a healthy pregnancy to term. Contact us for more information or to schedule an appointment with a Grapevine obgyn.