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Treating the Cause of Your Frequent Pregnancy Loss

Pregnancy loss can be extremely difficult to go through once, much less multiple times. If you’ve experienced frequent recurrent pregnancy loss, you might find it hard to cope with feelings of grief and frustration around an inability to complete your family as desired.

The same-sex friendly fertility doctors at New York Fertility Institute have the deep understanding of frequent pregnancy loss that you can rely on in this often stressful and troubling situation. Khalid Sultan, MD and Majid Fateh, MD, compassionately support patients who have experienced recurrent pregnancy loss from offices in Manhattan on the Upper East Side of New York City.

With the help of the New York Fertility Institute team, you can discover the cause for your recurrent miscarriages, and finally find the best way to make your family whole. You should know that you’re not alone in this condition, and that there are ways for you to still achieve a healthy pregnancy.

Frequent pregnancy losses?

Recurrent pregnancy loss is defined as a history of two or more miscarriages. More than half of all miscarriages occur because of abnormalities in the embryo, rather than an underlying medical condition. Many factors can contribute to a pregnant person suffering from multiple miscarriages, as well.

Both men and women can be affected by chromosomal abnormalities, affecting either sperm or eggs. These genetic issues can contribute to recurrent pregnancy loss for a couple.

If maternal age is over 35 years old, or especially over 40 years old, recurrent pregnancy loss can become an issue. Uterine defects or scar tissue in the uterus can also cause frequent pregnancy loss. And, if the mother has an autoimmune disorder or chronic condition, like lupus or diabetes, the risk of recurrent miscarriage is higher.

Determining the cause

Going through multiple miscarriages is challenging for families, but with medically assisted reproduction, you have support — and options.

The care team at the New York Fertility Institute start with our on-site diagnostic testing, determining the reason for your and your partner’s experience of recurrent pregnancy loss. We review your personal and family medical history, do a thorough physical and pelvic exam to look for signs and symptoms, and can order imaging tests, such as ultrasounds to check for potential diagnoses.

Blood tests can show autoimmune conditions or diabetes, giving us more information about possible causes of your frequent pregnancy loss.

Finding the right fertility treatments for your family

Once we know the causes of your frequent pregnancy loss, your provider at New York Fertility Institute can discuss the best treatment options to help you finally complete your family. Your treatment path will depend on the underlying cause of your fertility issues.

Whether you could benefit from corrective surgery to address uterine scarring, genetic counseling to account for chromosomal issues in you or your partner, or treatments for underlying health conditions, the team at New York Fertility can recommend the right fertility treatment for you and your family.

For some patients, it may not be possible to identify the causes of recurrent pregnancy loss. If this is the case for you and your partner, you might be interested in surrogacy, or in vitro fertilization (IVF), which may increase your chances of a healthy, viable pregnancy.

To learn and treat the cause of your frequent pregnancy loss, get in touch with the New York Fertility Institute now. You can book an appointment this spring by calling now, or use the online tool to schedule your consultation.

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