Our doctors have helped many patients have a baby after multiple miscarriages
Facing one miscarriage is heartbreaking but experiencing two or more can be devastating. While it might not feel like it now, it is possible to have a baby after multiple miscarriages. You just need to partner with an experienced fertility doctor. Our Las Vegas infertility clinic is home to three renowned fertility specialists who treat recurrent pregnancy loss to make parenthood possible.
What is recurrent pregnancy loss?
Recurrent pregnancy loss is when a patient has two or more miscarriages. About 5% of women will have two or more miscarriages, while 1% will have three or more. A woman is more likely to experience recurrent pregnancy loss if she is over age 35 or has had miscarriages in the past.
Most miscarriages (about 60%) are due to genetic abnormalities in the baby. Because a woman’s egg quality decreases with age, her eggs are more likely to contain genetic defects after age 35. These defects can cause genetic issues within the baby, which can lead to pregnancy loss.
While genetic issues are the most common cause of multiple miscarriages, the following issues can also play a role:
- A divided uterus (uterine septum)
- An incompetent cervix that cannot remain closed
- Fibroids or polyps in the uterus
- Asherman’s syndrome, which causes adhesions (scar tissue) in the uterus
- Thyroid or hormonal issues
- Autoimmune disorders like antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (APS)
The first step in having a baby after multiple miscarriages is determining which of these issues caused the losses.
How do our doctors help patients have a baby after multiple miscarriages?
Before they treat recurrent pregnancy loss, our doctors will order diagnostic testing to find out why it happened. At our Las Vegas infertility clinic, these tests typically consist of a physical exam, bloodwork and an ultrasound. Our team may also order genetic testing, a sonohysterogram or minimally invasive surgery to view the pelvic organs.
Depending on the test results, our doctors will recommend one or more of the following options to treat recurrent pregnancy loss:
- IVF with PGT-A or PGT-M to address genetic problems
- Minimally invasive surgery to treat a uterine septum, fibroids, polyps or adhesions
- Blood thinning medications to address autoimmune problems like APS
- Medications to treat thyroid issues or hormonal imbalances
- Lifestyle changes like smoking cessation and maintaining a healthy weight
Thanks to these treatment options, a woman who has had multiple miscarriages has a 60% to 80% chance of having a healthy, full-term pregnancy. For those who cannot carry a pregnancy, gestational surrogacy can help them have a rainbow baby.
If you’d like to learn how our team can help you have a baby after multiple miscarriages, contact us for an appointment. Our Las Vegas infertility clinic is here to help you bring home a healthy baby.