Having a miscarriage can be very distressing. To have several miscarriages or a late miscarriage can be devastating.
1% of all women suffer from recurrent miscarriages. There is strong evidence to support referral to recurrent miscarriage clinic and expert advice help to improve the reproductive outcome. There are gaps in the services offered on the NHS. Stress itself is a risk factor for miscarriage and recurrent miscarriage is a stressful condition so that the vicious cycle can be broken by strong psychological support.
Women should be reassured for a successful future pregnancy with supportive care. P4 Fertility services in partnership with the Priory Hospital offer a unique opportunity to the women suffering from recurrent miscarriages within the West Midlands to have bespoke service for recurrent miscarriages. Couple benefit from the option of having private care with evidence-based management, personalised approach and tender loving care.
What service is offered at P4 fertility for recurrent miscarriages? What can be done for recurrent miscarriage?
What is the cost of recurrent miscarriage clinic support?
What causes miscarriage?
What is a miscarriage? What week is the highest risk of miscarriage?
What could be the cause of repeated miscarriages? What causes multiple miscarriages? Why does recurrent miscarriage happen? Why do I have repeated miscarriages?
Age: The older you are, the greater your risk of having a miscarriage. If the woman is aged over 40, more than 1 in 2 pregnancies end in a miscarriage. Miscarriages may also be more common if the father is older.
Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS): APS (a syndrome that makes your blood more likely to clot) is uncommon but is a cause of recurrent miscarriage and late miscarriage.
Thrombophilia: Thrombophilia (an inherited condition that means that your blood may be more likely to clot) may cause recurrent miscarriage and late miscarriages.
Genetic factors: In about 2–5 in 100 couples (2–5%) with recurrent miscarriage, one partner will have an abnormality on one of their chromosomes (the genetic structures within our cells that contain our DNA and the features we inherit from our parents). Although this may not affect the parent, it can sometimes cause a miscarriage.
Weak cervix: Weakness of the cervix is known to be a cause of miscarriage from 14 to 23 weeks of pregnancy. This can be difficult to diagnose when you are not pregnant. It may be suspected if in a previous pregnancy your waters broke early, or if the neck of the womb opened without any pain.
Developmental problems of the baby: Some abnormalities of the baby may lead to a miscarriage but are unlikely to be the cause of recurrent miscarriage.
Infection: Any infection that makes you very unwell can cause a miscarriage. Milder infections that affect the baby can also cause a miscarriage. The role of infections in recurrent miscarriage is unclear.
The shape of the uterus: It is not clear how much an abnormally shaped uterus contributes to recurrent miscarriage or late miscarriages. However, minor variations do not appear to cause miscarriage.
Diabetes and thyroid problems: Diabetes or thyroid disorders can be factors in miscarriages. They do not cause recurrent miscarriage, as long as they are treated and kept under control.
Immune factors: It has been suggested that some women miscarry because their immune system does not respond to the baby in the usual way. This is known as an alloimmune reaction. There is no clear evidence to support this theory at present. Further research is needed.
Does caffeine consumption or coffee cause miscarriage?
What is a recurrent miscarriage?
Does stress cause miscarriage?
Can bad sperm cause a miscarriage?
Why are investigations helpful? What investigations do you advise?
How can I prevent recurrent miscarriages? How can I stop a recurring miscarriage? What if no cause is found? Can I have a healthy pregnancy after 2 miscarriages?
If a cause has been found, possible treatment options along with p4 fertility recurrent miscarriage support package will be offered to you to improve your chance of a successful pregnancy. Where there does not appear to be a cause for recurrent miscarriage or late miscarriage, there is currently no evidence that heparin and aspirin treatment reduces the chance of a further miscarriage. Women who have supportive care from during early pregnancy assessment unit from the beginning of pregnancy have a better chance of a successful birth. For couples where no cause for recurrent miscarriage has been found, 75 in 100 (75%) will have a successful pregnancy with this care. It is worth remembering that most couples will have a successful pregnancy the next time even after three miscarriages in a row.
Can folic acid prevent miscarriage?
What is the role of folic acid to prevent recurrent miscarriages? Does MTFTR mutation cause recurrent miscarriage?
Recurrent miscarriages and neural tube defects are potentially associated with MTHFR. The Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Centre says studies suggest that women who have two C677T variants are at an increased risk of having a child with a neural tube defect. Though there’s little evidence to support it, some doctors suggest taking blood clotting medications. Extra folate supplementation may also be recommended. At P4 fertility, we plan personalised care with the support of the latest available research. To discuss your condition please book an appointment. Read more about MTFTR at the link (FAQ).