A miscarriage is a devastating experience for a couple but, unfortunately it is not uncommon affecting about 20% of pregnancies. Some women will have recurrent spontaneous pregnancy losses that can be caused by a variety of medical issues including uterine abnormalities, genetic defects, chromosomal defective embryos, and autoimmune disorders just to name a few. If you are experiencing the frustration and heartbreak of recurrent miscarriages there is hope! A reproductive endocrinologist is trained in the highly specialized tests and diagnosing the causes of pregnancy loses.
There are exciting technologies available to diagnose aneuploid embryos that are genetically defective and would typically result in a miscarriage.
- PGS/PGD – Pre-Implantation Genetic Screening and Diagnosis
- ASRM Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Brochure