Frequent miscarriage affects all couples differently. For many, the loss is not the only devastating part, but also involves constant fear of the future. Recurring miscarriages can create feelings of hopelessness, depression, and self-blame. We can walk with you through those emotions and provide appropriate trusted referrals when necessary.
“Super-fertility” may explain why some women have multiple miscarriages, according to a team of doctors.They say the wombs of some women are too good at letting embryos implant, even those of poor quality which should be rejected. The United Kingdom-Dutch study published in the journal PLoS ONE said the resulting pregnancies would then fail.
“I have felt a real responsibility to hear people’s stories as they navigate the most arduous terrains of their personal journeys. I always felt that listening to their stories made them feel less alone, and that it was the least I could do. Now, reflecting on some of the most painful parts of my own journey, I hope to reach out to people going through similar situations.”
Researchers there presented the results of a long-term trial that found that among women who’d had at least three miscarriages, approximately two-thirds went on to deliver at least one baby – if they’d sought help from a specialist. Of all the women included in the study, 66.7% had achieved a subsequent live birth within five years after their first consultation.
The first long-term follow-up study to look at the chances of having a live birth after recurrent miscarriage (RM) — defined as at least three consecutive pregnancy losses — found that approximately two-thirds of women with RM had at least one live birth after referral to specialist for investigation. The researchers studied the records of 987 women.
By examining the chromosomes in an embyro using preimplantation genetic screening and only implanting healthy, normal embryos, doctors can reduce the miscarriage rate, explains Dr. Jamie Grifo, a fertility doctor with NYU Fertility Center. Preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) has been used more than 10 years for selecting genetically normal embryos.
A miscarriage is always devastating to parents who have been trying to conceive. While experiencing one miscarriage can be distressing, having to go through more can be overwhelmingly traumatic for a couple. Suffering multiple miscarriages is an indication to see a fertility specialist. Recurrent pregnancy loss is often a sign of an underlying fertility problem.
Pregnant women with thyroid function test results in the upper half of the normal range have an increased chance of miscarriage, even when they lack thyroid-harming antibodies, according to study. The results, which the authors say show the need to change screening practices for pregnant women, will be presented at The Endocrine Society’s Annual Meeting.