Recurrent pregnancy loss
A clinically recognized pregnancy loss or miscarriage is considered recurrent if two or more pregnancies are found to end unexpectedly within 20 weeks. There are many causes of recurrent pregnancy loss and chromosomal or genetic abnormalities are the commonest cause and this repeated pregnancy loss can take a heavy toll on the female patient’s body and mental health.
Thanks to modern assisted reproductive technology (ART) based treatments, we have a higher chance of avoiding recurrent miscarriages by treating their infertility factors before pregnancy. Hence, couples who suffer such unexplained miscarriages must promptly seek help from a trusted ART fertility clinic in Dubai, Dr. Partha Das and his team specialize in the treatment of recurrent miscarriages.
What Causes Recurrent Pregnancy Loss?
It has been observed that 12% to 15% of all pregnancies end in miscarriage. This usually happens due to a developmental abnormality associated with the egg (ovum), the sperms, or the developing embryo. The following factors may play a role in recurrent miscarriage cases:
- Conceiving at an older age, typically above 35 years
- Chromosomal or genetic abnormalities in the parent genes or chromosomes.
- Abnormalities in the uterus, such as an irregular shape, inflammatory disorders, uterine polyps, fibroids, or scarring.
- Hormonal Abnormalities caused by thyroid disease, diabetes, or other autoimmune disorders
- Abnormalities of Sperm
- Lifestyle factors such as mental stress, unhealthy diet, abnormal body mass index, etc.
- Having a history of miscarriage has also been found to affect future pregnancies
How Is Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Diagnosed?
Our infertility specialist initially evaluates patients with recurrent pregnancy loss based on their medical, surgical, and genetic history to detect possible factors hindering embryo development. A pelvic examination may also be performed using ultrasound, MRIs, X-Rays, or other screening techniques.
A comprehensive blood screening is done specially for antiphospholipid antibodies that are often associated with pregnancy loss cases. Sometimes Sperm DNA fragmentation is done as a part of male factor evaluation.
How Is Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Treated?
ART-based treatments aim to offer a comprehensive solution to problems that contribute to a couple’s pregnancy loss. Hence, an infertility specialist specializes in treating a myriad of medical disorders that directly or indirectly affect pregnancy. Uterine polyps, fibroids, scarring, endometritis, cervicitis, hormonal imbalances and chromosomal abnormalities of embryo are just a few medical problems an infertility specialist can screen and treat.
Dr. Partha das and his team are highly experienced in diagnosing and treating such miscarriage factors with In-vitro fertilization and its subspecialties, including ICSI treatment, Preimplantation genetic screening of embryos, Immune modulation, hysteroscopy. Endometrial biopsy is done for ERA testing and to check for hidden infections and inflammation like endometriosis. Endometrial Receptivity Assay (ERA) explains the precise time frame to implant that embryo. These assistive tests collectively increase the chances of pregnancy.
If you’ve suffered from pregnancy loss, don’t lose hope. If you’ve suffered from pregnancy loss, don’t lose hope. Instead, Speak and Consult Dr. Partha Das to get a complete overview of art treatment options available at our Best ART fertility clinic in Dubai.