Psychological support from friends and family is important. Counselors are available: Your OB or fertility clinic can give recommendations. Support is available from others with experience of infertility or pregnancy loss in online communities. Medically, see a Fertility specialist (Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility or REI MD) to look for possible causes of miscarriage. Two losses… Read More
How soon are you allowed to try again after pregnancy loss?
After one miscarriage, it’s best to wait a month; there is some evidence of a higher chance of another loss in the first month. After two or more miscarriages (recurrent pregnancy loss) you should see a Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) specialist to look for causes of recurrent miscarriage before you get pregnant again. After… Read More
What is the treatment for recurrent pregnancy loss?
Recurrent pregnancy loss is defined as two or more miscarriages. Low dose ‘baby’ aspirin – 81mg a day plus heparin or enoxaparin shots may be needed for antiphospholipid antibodies or blood clotting disorders. Surgery is indicated for a uterine septum (a dividing wall inside the uterus) or for polyps or fibroids affecting the cavity of… Read More
What are the risk factors for miscarriage?
There are many possible ‘risk factors’ for miscarriage but some women have no risk factors that can be identified ahead of time. Prior miscarriage(s), extremes of female age – early teens or 35 or over, smoking, uncontrolled diabetes or thyroid disease, a personal or family history of blood clots, or autoimmune diseases like lupus may… Read More
Is there something that could cause multiple miscarriages after already having one child?
Many possible causes of miscarriage exist. You have more chance of another success than multiple miscarriages with no child. With 2 or more miscarriages we look for low egg supply (diminished ovarian reserve), uterine problems like polyps or fibroids or an abnormally shaped uterus, abnormal antibodies in your blood and other immune system problems, blood… Read More
What are some ways to prevent a miscarriage in women? No sex?
Sex when pregnant doesn’t increase the risk of miscarriage, but we usually advise women who are bleeding in the early part of pregnancy (a ‘threatened miscarriage’) not to have sex until the bleeding has stopped; if more bleeding follows after sex it just adds to the anxiety of the situation. A woman who’s had two… Read More