Experiencing a single miscarriage can be upsetting, but experiencing several miscarriages can be traumatic and demoralizing. Luckily, experts at Noble Fertility Center use state-of-art technology to determine the underlying cause of your New York recurrent miscarriage and create a personalized care plan to help you achieve your family goals. Recurrent miscarriages should not make you give up on having your bundle of joy when there are experts who can help you.
Can you have a healthy pregnancy after several miscarriages?
If you have had three or more miscarriages consecutively, your condition is known as recurrent miscarriages. Most of the women who have experienced recurrent miscarriages have a chance of delivering their baby the next time they conceive. This is possible even without a diagnosis of the root cause of the recurrent miscarriages.
What causes recurrent miscarriage?
Several factors may contribute to recurrent miscarriages, and in some cases, your doctor may not be able to identify the root cause. Your recurrent miscarriages may be due to genetic issues, cervix or uterus problems, and a blood clotting disorder. Dr. Chang may conduct thorough tests to rule out the following medical conditions.
- Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS)
Antiphospholipid syndrome refers to a disorder that develops when your immune system erroneously produces antibodies that increase the clotting ability of your blood. Abnormal clotting can cause pregnancy complications that may eventually cause a miscarriage. Dr. Chang diagnoses APS by measuring your antiphospholipid levels. In most recurrent miscarriages, it is always about 15-20%.
- Genetic problems
You and your partner may possess a genetic trait that may not be a medical issue until your infant inherits it. Medical experts claim that chromosomal problems cause 2-5% of recurrent miscarriages.
- Advancing age
The chances of experiencing a miscarriage increase with age. After turning 35 years old, the quality and quantity of your eggs start declining. The age of the paternal parent is also a vital factor to consider. These factors can affect the fertilization process leading to a chromosomal abnormality. This increases the chances of recurrent miscarriages.
Thrombophilia has a higher likelihood of increasing the risk of blood clotting as compared to APS.
- Uterine or cervical problems
Weakness in your cervix or uterine abnormality may also increase your risk of recurrent miscarriages.
- Polycystic ovaries and hormone imbalance
Polycystic ovary symptom is a reproduction disorder that causes hormonal imbalance due to excessive androgens. Hormonal imbalance can interfere with pregnancy causing recurrent miscarriages.
How can your doctor detect the underlying cause of recurrent miscarriages?
During your appointment at Noble Fertility Center, Dr. Chang may conduct an ultrasound, chromosomal analysis, and order blood work to determine the root cause of your miscarriages. The team at the facility uses cutting-edge diagnostic tools to provide accurate diagnoses. After selecting the cause of your miscarriages, they may educate you on the available treatment options and recommend the most effective.
If you are experiencing recurrent miscarriages, do not hesitate to contact the Noble Fertility Center office or schedule an online appointment for consultation and diagnosis.