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IVF Technology Helping to Prevent Recurrent Miscarriage

2015-31-1.jpgRecurrent miscarriage can be devastating. Couples can begin to feel hopeless about their chances of building a family. Thankfully, there are a number of miscarriage treatment options available. Treatment begins with an accurrate diagnosis of the underlying cause of miscarriage.

Infertility Treatments Correcting Genetic Defects

Nearly 60 percent of miscarriages occur due to chromosomal defects. Humans have 23 pairs of chromosomes. When the chromosomes do not pair up correctly, it can be detrimental to the embryo's development. A defect in chromosomal pairing ultimately leads to miscarriage. Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS) used in conjunction with In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) has been very successful in identifying defective embryos prior to transfer to the woman's uterus for implantation and development into a fetus. Recurrent miscarriages have been significantly reduced via IVF/PGS because only healthy embryos are transferred into the woman's uterus.

Uterine or Cervical Issues

Miscarriages can result when there is an abnormality in the uterus. These uterine abnormalities prevent the developing fetus from receiving nutritional support needed in utero. Additionally, a compromised cervix can have difficulty physcially supporting an in utero pregnancy, ultimately ending in a loss. Unfortunately, these conditions can be difficult to diagnose until a loss occurs. Once accurately diagnosed, both uterine and cervical deficiencies can be corrected through reproductive surgery.

Chronic Illness

Women with chronic illnesses such as diabetes or thyroid issues are more susceptible to miscarriage. In this instance, the best treatment is to control the underlying illness. For example, women who have controlled diabetes through medication, diet, and exercise are less likely to experience a pregnancy loss.

Autoimmune Issues

When a woman has a harmful autoimmune response, her immune system begins to attack the body. During pregnancy the body should send a response letting the immune system know that the baby isn’t an invader. Sometimes this doesn’t happen, which can result in a pregnancy loss. There are a number of medications that can be prescribed to reduce the chance of a pregnancy loss due to an immunologic response.

Helpful Resources About Infertility Treatment

Discover more helpful resources about how to prevent future miscarriages by contacting the fertility specialists at New Hope Fertility NYC. Click the icon below - or - call 917-525-5496.

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