Recurrent Miscarriage

Recurrent Miscarriage
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A single miscarriage can be very distressing. It can be devastating if the next pregnancy fails too… and then the next. The emotional and phycological impact can take their toll on individuals and couples hoping for a child. In medical terms we call these repeated miscarriages recurrent miscarriages.
As a professional I meet a lot of people that have suffered with this problem and each time there is a story. Being in a position to help is so rewarding.

What are Recurrent Miscarriages?

Recurrent miscarriage is when a woman suffers 3 miscarriages or more. A wide range of investigations may happen to determine the underlying cause. Investigations may also occur after 2 miscarriages depending on the individual circumstances.
Miscarriages are very common and approximately 25% of all conceptions will lead to miscarriage. Recurrent miscarriages affect 1-2% of all women. So, 1 in 100 women of childbearing age may feel the affects of a recurrent miscarriage.

Is There a Reason for a Recurrent Miscarriage?

Sometimes there is a reason found for recurrent miscarriage. In other cases, no underlying problems come to light. The common causes include increased maternal age, abnormalities of the womb, chromosomal abnormalities, blood disorders and infections. There is now emerging evidence that sperm DNA fragmentation can lead to recurrent miscarriage.
We offer a one-stop recurrent miscarriage clinic. This involves a pelvic ultrasound and detailed consultation along with investigations.
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