Dealing With Recurrent Pregnancy Loss


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Find out the causes and treatments for recurrent pregnancy loss.

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Dealing With Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

  1. 1. Dealing with Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
  2. 3. <ul><li>Women enduring the emotional pain from recurrent pregnancy loss many times look for treatment to make their succeeding try a positive outcome. This disease is often diagnosed following a minimum of at least two failed pregnancies and women should discuss the details with a fertility specialist. Women who are in the upper age bracket may be at higher chance of additional miscarriages, especially women over the age of 40. </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>Women who are over 40 years in age and thinking about having a child by getting pregnant are encouraged to speak with a reproductive specialist regarding the potential risks. The risk of birth defects, miscarriage and side effects affecting the mom may be present for women greater than 40. </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>Hormonal, metabolic and uterine abnormalities may be the cause in some circumstances, while particular hereditary causes may also be possible according to a study by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Further origins of consecutive miscarriages may also be possible and should be discussed with a qualified medical professional. </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>Patients may take certain steps in moving up their possibilities of successfully conceiving a child on the next pregnancy. Women should adopt a healthy lifestyle and take folic acid supplements to prepare for pregnancy. They should also stop smoking, reduce alcohol and caffeine consumption, control their weight and practice moderate exercise. </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>There may be certain therapies available for patients who have experienced multiple miscarriages. The precise therapy or treatment may depend on the cause miscarriage. Aspirin may be recommended for women whose miscarriages may have been caused by immunological causes, while certain surgical procedures may be necessary for women with anatomic problems. Antibiotics may be prescribed in some cases as well. </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>For more specific treatment alternatives, patients are encouraged to consult with a medical professional, preferably a fertility doctor , at a reputable clinic. Those whose miscarriages have been caused by environmental factors such as smoking, alcohol, etc. need to change their daily life. </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>Couples are often encouraged to learn that even after three miscarriages their chances of successful pregnancy is about 60%, although some data may suggest otherwise. Patients are encouraged to speak with a fertility specialist to learn more about what may be causing recurrent pregnancy loss and which treatment may be successful in treating the problem. </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>Women who are of advanced maternal age, typically thought to be 35 and older, are strongly encouraged to consult with a fertility specialist before becoming pregnant. Various tests may be required for women who experience more than two miscarriages to determine what may cause the miscarriages. </li></ul>