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Recurrent miscarriage

Most women who experience a miscarriage will go on to have a healthy baby later. But for a small percentage of couples, there may be more than one consecutive miscarriage. If you have an early pregnancy loss three times, this is called recurrent miscarriage.

If you have repeated pregnancy loss, it’s important to find out what may be causing this. Dr Wafa Samen will carry out blood tests to determine possible causes, which may include:

  • Genetic or chromosome abnormalities
  • Fibroids or polyps in the uterus, or other anatomical issues
  • Sperm quality
  • Age – after a women turns 43, there is a 50% chance of miscarriage
  • Natural killer cells

Miscarriage can be emotionally distressing, and Dr Samen’s compassionate care will encourage you to try again. A personalised treatment plan could include:

  • PGD and Advanced Embryo Selection to check for abnormalities
  • Surgical removal of fibroids or polyps
  • ICSI to overcome issues with sperm quality
  • Immune therapy, through IVFAustralia’s leading research into natural killer cells

In cases no specific cause is found, Dr Samen has had great success using progesterone pessaries to support natural conception, and continuing use of these pessaries during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.