Recurrent miscarriages happen when women have three or more consecutive miscarriages before reaching 20 weeks of gestation in each pregnancy. This happens in 0.5 to 1 percent of pregnancies.
Causes of Recurrent Miscarriage
There are many possible causes for recurrent pregnancy losses. These include hormonal and metabolic concerns, such as:
- Undiagnosed thyroid diseases or unstable diabetes
- Abnormalities in the uterus (fibroids, polyps, or uterine septum)
- Blood disorders
- Genetic abnormalities
- Chronic uterine infections
Identifying the causes
At the Center for Fertility and Reproductive Endocrinology, we will do a comprehensive evaluation to identify possible and likely causes for your recurrent miscarriages.
This evaluation will include:
- Hormonal tests
- Hndometrial biopsies
- Genetic studies
- Immunologic evaluations
- Imaging tests
Treating Recurrent Miscarriage
Managing recurrent miscarriages, in an effort to carry a pregnancy to term, focuses on treating the specific cause of the recurrent miscarriages.
Unfortunately, 50 percent of couples — despite a thorough evaluation — will have no identifiable cause for their multiple losses.