Miscarriage is a delicate subject seldomly discussed amongst family and friends, although it happens all the time. Unplanned pregnancy loss occurs in 15-20% of all clinically identifiable pregnancies before the 20th week. Sadly, roughly 1% of all women will have a recurrent pregnancy loss, defined as having two or more clinical miscarriages. However, these figures could be somewhat higher because numerous women suffer miscarriages without recognizing that they are pregnant. Considering the emotional ramifications of having a miscarriage after miscarriage, New York recurrent miscarriage expert Peter Chang, MD, goes over the primary reasons for this occurrence. By acknowledging the actual cause of your issue, he can design a care plan to assist you in carrying a safe, full-term pregnancy.
What Are the Common Causes of Recurrent Miscarriage?
Typically, the most prevalent reason for miscarriage is the embryo’s genetic or chromosomal abnormality. Other common causes of repeated miscarriages include:
- Uterine Deformities
Uterine deformities could be caused by a congenital problem, which implies you were born with it, or by complications that arise following birth, like uterine fibroids. Uterine fibroids, which are benign uterine tumors, afflict 75% of women when they reach menopause and normally occur around the time, they start having children. However, not every woman with uterine fibroids will have a miscarriage. Another reason could be scarring within the uterus or polyps.
- Autoimmune diseases
Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is an autoimmune disorder wherein an individual’s immune system produces antibodies that result in clotting inside the blood vessels. Although APS is not prevalent, it is linked to 20% of all recurrent miscarriages.
- Advanced Age
All of a woman’s eggs are given to her at birth. As they age, the viability of their eggs deteriorates, increasing one’s chances of miscarriage. According to studies, the probability of miscarriage is about 8.9% for 20- to 24-year-old women and spikes to 74.7% for females at or above 45 years.
- Other Health Concerns
Unaddressed or ineffectively managed medical concerns, including thyroid disorders, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), and diabetes, are linked to a heightened danger of miscarriage.
Parental chromosomal abnormality is hardly a reason for repeated miscarriages. Dr. Chang will examine it closely following adequate counseling.
Getting Pregnant Again
Even if you have had multiple miscarriages, you are more than likely to have a healthy kid. Some of the factors that can help you have a healthier and more successful pregnancy include:
- Maintaining a healthy lifestyle
- Maintaining a healthy weight
- Using a folic acid supplement
- Drinking no or little alcohol
- Limiting caffeine intake
- Cease smoking
Furthermore, there is a range of care options for the different reasons for miscarriage. Dr. Change conducts various tests to pinpoint the actual cause of your repeated miscarriage, such as ultrasounds, blood tests, and screenings. Your bespoke treatment plan will be designed to address the underlying cause of your fertility problems.
Are you ready to begin or expand your family, but repeated miscarriages hinder you and leave you devastated? If so, arrange a consultation with fertility expert Peter Chang, MD. He offers advanced diagnostic solutions and treatments to identify and correct your inherent fertility problem. Call Noble Fertility Center or use the online scheduling tool to book an appointment online today to find out more.