Don’t become dismayed and discouraged after having had a miscarriage – you have several pregnancy options remaining in order to achieve and sustain a healthy pregnancy. Be reassured by these 2 facts:
Miscarriage occurs in only 15 to 20 percent of pregnancies – usually during the first 13 weeks of fetal development – and typically before a woman even realizes that she is pregnant.
A successful pregnancy can eventually be attained for women who have even experienced multiple miscarriages in 60 to 70 percent of cases.
First and foremost, regain your confidence by reducing your stress and confusion.
Dr. George Kofinas – a specialist in Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) for over 30 years – will guide you in your understanding of:
- The possible cause of your miscarriage, and
- The steps you can take to promote a healthy pregnancy in the future.
Dr. Kofinas is a pioneer in ART and specializes in corrective treatment of the female reproductive systems which could be causing miscarriage.
Possible Causes of Miscarriage
Miscarriage is the unexpected loss of a pregnancy during the first 20 weeks after conception and the most common cause of miscarriage is due to abnormal development of the fetus.
An abnormally developed fetus – resulting in a miscarriage – can be due to:
- Genetic factors compromising the embryo’s development during the first 13 weeks and presenting as chromosomal defects that prevent the fetus from growth and survival.
- Hormonal factors including a lack of progesterone production during a woman’s menstrual cycle – polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) – causing the lining of the uterus to be in an underdeveloped state and lacking in the ability for an embryo to attach and continue to grow.
- Structural abnormalities – such as uterine polyps, fibroids, uterine synechiae, and congenital malformations –may be the cause of an embryo’s failure to attach to a woman’s uterine lining due to scarring or divisions. Also, the uterus may have congenital structural abnormalities (uterine septum, unicornuate uterus, bicornuateuterus, uterus didelphis) preventing the embryo from attaching or impeding its growth and development.
- Blood clotting – acquired or inherited thrombophilia – disorders can prevent the placenta from receiving an adequate blood supply for survival and causing the fetus to cease to develop and miscarry.
Diagnostic Testing and Medical Treatment Options After Miscarriage
There are proactive measures you can take after having a miscarriage in order to attempt to achieve a successful pregnancy. Kofinas Fertility Institute offers basic and advanced medical procedures in order to reduce a woman’s risk of repeating her miscarriage experience through diagnostic testing and medical treatments, such as:
- Chromosomal tests. Blood testing on both the potential mother and her partner can be performed in order to determine if abnormal chromosomes were a factor in the miscarriage.
- Surgery. Surgical techniques are available to repair congenital uterine abnormalities and reduce scarring or division within the uterus that may be adversely affecting the implantation, growth, and development of the fetus.
- Anticoagulants. Baby aspirin and heparin treatment may allow the blood to thin – prevent clotting – in the event that a blood disorder – thrombophilia – is found to be the cause of miscarriage.
- Hormone therapy. The use of hormones FSH or HMG – gonadotropins – and hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) has been proven to correct hormone disorders that disrupt and miscarry a pregnancy. For example, when a patient has been diagnosed with a luteal phase defect – a disruption in a woman’s menstrual cycle – causing the lining of the uterus to not thicken and prepare for embryo implantation.
Discover Your Pregnancy Options After Miscarriage – Kofinas Fertility Institute
Dr. George Kofinas and his staff of doctors and laboratory technicians at Kofinas Fertility Institute understand that a miscarriage is a heartbreaking experience and that your emotional state can feel hopeless afterward.
Do not lose the hope and desire of having a baby.
If you are trying to get pregnant after a miscarriage, please contact Kofinas Fertility Institute.