A first miscarriage is a surprise and heartbreak. But, recurrent miscarriage is devastating and can lead to hopelessness. The best recurrent miscarriage treatment option begins with an accurate diagnosis of the underlying medical cause. In the U.S. – one in six couples are unable to conceive and maintain a pregnancy naturally because of an underlying reproductive medical condition.
The risk of a miscarriage – especially recurrent – can be caused by several medical conditions.
- Genetic Defects
- Uterine Issue
- Cervical Issue
- Chronic Illness
- Autoimmune Issue
Chromosomal abnormalities are the cause of almost 60 percent of miscarriages. Humans have 23 pairs of chromosomes. Defects in chromosomal pairing – too many or not enough chromosomes – leads to miscarriage. Genetic Testing – NIC PGD PGS in conjunction with Cutting-Edge IVF Protocols identifies defective embryos prior to a fresh transfer or cryopreservation. Only healthy, high quality embryos are used to achieve a successful IVF or Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET) pregnancy.
Uterine or Cervical Issues
Miscarriages can result when there is an abnormality in the uterus. These uterine abnormalities prevent the developing fetus from receiving the nutritional support needed for a baby’s growth and development in utero.
A compromised cervix cannot physically support a pregnancy. This medical condition can ultimately end in miscarriage of the fetus.
Uterine and cervical medical conditions can be difficult to diagnose until a miscarriage occurs. Once accurately diagnosed, both uterine and cervical deficiencies can be corrected through cutting-edge reproductive treatment.
Cutting-Edge IVF Protocols
Women with chronic illnesses – i.e. diabetes or thyroid conditions – are more susceptible to miscarriage. Stabilizing the underlying chronic illness is imperative prior to pregnancy. Women who have controlled chronic illnesses through medication, diet, and exercise are less likely to experience a miscarriage.
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 a growing and developing fetus 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 miscarriage for women suffering from a harmful autoimmune response.
Patient-Focused Fertility Factors
- Infertility diagnosis
- History of previous pregnancies
- History of previous miscarriages
- Number of failed IVF cycles – fresh and frozen embryo transfers
- Number of embryos transferred in a single cycle
- IVF protocol recommended
- IVF ancillary procedures used – ICSI, Assisted Hatching, In Vitro Maturation
- Genetic Testing
- Gender Selection
Best IVF Protocols
Challenging Patients Welcome
We don’t refuse those patients diagnosed as a challenging case. At New Hope Fertility Center, we welcome patients rejected by other fertility specialists because they are difficult and may cause a decline in pregnancy success stats.
- No refusals based on a woman’s advanced maternal age
- No refusals based on low FSH levels
- No refusals based on the number of potential eggs (follicles) a woman can produce per fresh cycle
- No refusals because a woman does not respond well to fertility medication
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It is important to work with a fertility care team having the experience required to design a customized fertility treatment plan meeting your personal needs. To schedule your initial consultation with the fertility specialists at New Hope Fertility Center – click the icon below – or call 212.969.7422.