Pregnancy Loss Evaluation Service

It is important for couples dealing with Recurrent Pregnancy Loss (RPL) to have pregnancy loss evaluation done to determine the appropriate treatment for a possible underlying cause. RPL is a very emotional and frustrating problem for the couple as well as the doctors and physicians. RPL can be treated appropriately only when the cause is discovered. Moreover, a cost-effective evaluation based on test results can help patients avoid unnecessary procedures and treatments that may have significant health hazards.

Pregnancy loss evaluation service team comprises of a number of qualified doctors and specialists in the field of infertility, reproductive endocrinologyand maternal fetal medicine. They work along with your obstetrician/gynecologist to understand your medical history, medications, treatmentsundergone and in turn make necessary recommendations ifrequired for fetal monitoring during pregnancy. The whole team of specialist doctors work together to discuss the most appropriate treatment plan for each patient.

Facts about Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

Miscarriage is another term for the loss of a pregnancy during the first 20 weeks and is a common problem that affects many women and their partners. A miscarriagecan bevery emotional for the expectant parents and early losses can cause frustration and grief. Many couples are confused and worried as they are unawareof why a miscarriage has occurred and may hesitate to go for another pregnancy until they are sure about the cause of their loss.Most first trimester miscarriages are caused by chromosomal defects that occur in the initial stages of growth. Other common causes of miscarriage include:

  • An inheritable geneticcondition in the male or female
  • Uterine anatomic abnormality
  • hormonal disorder
  • An autoimmune disorder

Since RPL patients are at higher risks of miscarriage than the general population, an extensive evaluation and comprehensive treatment plan isvitalfor a successful outcome.

Risk Factors and Causes of Pregnancy Loss

Risk factors for loss of pregnancy include:
  • High caffeine use
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • A poorly controlled chronic disease like diabetes
  • Certain viral and bacterial infections during pregnancy
  • Abnormal structure of the uterus e.g. T-shaped uterus
  • A child previously born with certain abnormalities
  • The tendency of miscarriages is far higher in women who are above 40 years of age
  • A history of recurring miscarriages in the family
  • Smoking cigarettes
  • Use of drugs like cocaine
  • Exposure to certain harmful chemicals
  • Ideal Candidates for Pregnancy loss evaluation

Couples who can benefit from this type if evaluation service include those:

  • With a history of repeated pregnancy loss in the family
  • With a maternal history of lupus,thrombosis, autoimmune disorders andantiphospholipid antibodies
  • Those who have suffered more than three miscarriages
  • Those who are having difficulty achieving pregnancy after suffering a series of miscarriages