Pregnancy

Recurrent Miscarriage

The term ‘recurrent miscarriage’ refers to when a woman has experienced three or more miscarriages in succession.

The term ‘recurrent miscarriage’ refers to when a woman has experienced three or more miscarriages in succession.

In this scenario, your gynaecologist may advise that you undergo the following examinations and testing:

Karyotyping

This is when you and your partner’s chromosomes are tested for abnormalities. If any are identified, your gynaecologist will explain your chances of having a successful pregnancy and whether there are any fertility treatments you could try

Transvaginal ultrasound

This will examine the structure of your uterus and identify any abnormalities

3D ultrasound scanner

This will examine your lower abdomen and pelvis to provide a more accurate diagnosis. It will also check if you have a weakened pelvis. This test can only be carried out when you become pregnant again

Blood testing

This will check for high levels of the Antiphospholipid (aPL) Antibody and Lupus Anticoagulant in the blood. These increase the likelihood of blood clots, alter the way the placenta attaches to the uterus, and can reduce the blood supply to the fetus

Infections Testing

You will be tested for Rubella, Toxoplasmosis, and Cytomegalovirus (CMV), all of which can cause abnormalities and miscarriages

If you are lucky enough to become pregnant again, we will offer you an early ultrasound scan and regularly follow up throughout your pregnancy to monitor the baby’s development and ensure that you continue to have a healthy, successful pregnancy.

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