Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

Pregnancy loss is often very difficult for women and families to cope with. Women who experience pregnancy loss require clinical care by a physician to ensure other complications or infections are properly diagnosed and treated. Listed in the directory below are the different types of pregnancy loss, for which we have provided a brief overview.

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70% of the women who miscarry one or two times can expect to go on to carry a child to full term. But for those who experience three or more miscarriages, diagnostic testing and possible treatment are needed to determine the cause. Miscarriages can have multiple causes. Most common causes of repetitive miscarriages include autoimmune problems, genetic problems, anatomic problems, and hormonal problems. A number of tests are used to determine the reasons for multiple miscarriages. These include chromosomal analysis of both partners, examinations of the uterine cavity via ultrasound, immunologic testing, and hormonal testing. The Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Program at Yale Reproductive Endocrinology has a multi-disciplinary team approach. The program allows the patient to be treated more completely. Comprehensive assessment and treatment plan designed by the input of a multi-disciplinary team including perinatologists, pathologists and psychologists together with reproductive specialists allows a broad assessment of each patient.

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