Coping with miscarriage
As many as one in six pregnancies end before week 20, so miscarriages are unfortunately quite common. It can be a heartbreaking experience for many couples, and you may want to find out if there were any major causes, and if you can reduce the risk of it happening again.
Most of our patients who experience a miscarriage go on to achieve a healthy family. However, a small percentage of couples may experience more than one consecutive miscarriage. Three or more consecutive ‘recurrent’ miscarriages affect about 0.5% of women trying to have a baby.
What causes a miscarriage?
Common causes of miscarriage include:
- random chromosome abnormalities
- genetic abnormalities
- parental chromosome abnormalities
- uterine abnormalities
- immune causes
- blood clotting disorders
- other medical conditions
- hormone imbalances.
Age is also an important factor. After a woman has turned 43, there is a 50% chance a pregnancy will miscarry.
Early pregnancy care at Queensland Fertility Group
Queensland Fertility Group clinicians are specialists in reproductive issues, and experts in managing early pregnancy care. This includes a thorough medical assessment and treatment plan for any concerns about miscarriage.
If a cause for miscarriage is found, we will discuss possible treatments to increase the chance of having a successful pregnancy. This could include IVF with Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD), or other simpler options.
Advanced Embryo Selection
We offer the world’s fastest and most precise embryo selection test. By screening all chromosomes in a developing embryo we can select the embryo with the greatest chance of success.
This is a major breakthrough in providing some certainty for couples who have experienced recurrent miscarriage.