Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Approximately 15% of women experience recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL), or repeated miscarriages and this could be an emotionally traumatic experience.
About Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
RPL refers to the occurrence of two or more consecutive and spontaneous pregnancy losses. The most frequent cause of early miscarriage in 60% of cases is a chromosomal abnormality in the embryo. Some other causes of RPL include structural or anatomic defects of the uterus, hormonal disorders, blood disorders and immunologic conditions. Following a thorough evaluation, a definite cause can be found in 50% of patients.
The initial evaluation of RPL includes hormonal testing, clotting screen, chromosomal testing and evaluation of the uterine cavity. After the initial work-up, all test results are reviewed with the patient. Treatment for RPL needs to be individualized based on the findings of the test results. Based on a detailed review of the findings, Dr. Pinto makes recommendations to help optimize subsequent pregnancy outcomes.
Simple measures such as a healthy lifestyle, eliminating smoking as well as avoiding excessive alcohol and caffeine consumption combined with moderate exercise and weight control have been shown to improve outcomes in patients with RPL. The good news is that frequently, a successful pregnancy can often be achieved with close monitoring (lab work and ultrasound) and supportive care. This careful monitoring apparently reduces the stress associated with recurrent pregnancy loss thereby improving outcomes.
Dr Pinto firmly believes that it is essential for patients to understand what is happening to them every step of the way. Although some of the treatment options are very complex, time is alsway set aside to help patients navigate this complex maze thus helping patient to maintain control during this emotional journey.
Contact Repromed Fertility Center
If you are experiencing Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Dr. Pinto is available to help you establish the cause and offer treatment options to achieve a successful pregnancy. Dr. Pinto has dedicated his life to helping make his patients’ dreams of achieving a successful pregnancy a reality. Our team is eager to provide you with the tools you need to safely conceive a child. If you are interested in in vitro fertilization, contact ReproMed Fertility Center to schedule a confidential consultation with Dr. Anil Pinto.