Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
If you’ve suffered two or more miscarriages, Lauren Rubal, MD, can help you get to the root cause of recurrent pregnancy loss. As a fellowship-trained reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialist, Dr. Rubal uses advanced imaging technologies and evidence-based methods to help you achieve the lasting pregnancy you’ve always wanted. Call her office in Newport Beach, California, today or schedule your consultation online to learn more.
Having one miscarriage is unfortunately common, but only 1% of women experience the heartbreak of repeated miscarriages.
Doctors define recurrent pregnancy loss as having two or more miscarriages. Dr. Rubal recommends coming in for a thorough physical exam and evaluation if you're experiencing repeated miscarriages.
About 60% of miscarriages occur due to chromosomal abnormalities during fertilization. This type of genetic problem happens by chance and is unrelated to an underlying medical condition or structural issue with your uterus or other reproductive organs.
Other causes of miscarriage include:
However, in 50-75% of repeated miscarriages, doctors cannot pinpoint the precise cause for the loss. Still, they may have clues about the nature of the problem.
Dr. Rubal asks you about your medical history and past pregnancies to help find the cause of repeated miscarriages.
Dr. Rubal typically recommends blood tests to identify issues with your hormones or immune system. Problems with the immune system cause recurrent miscarriages in between 3-15% of women. Dr. Rubal may suggest testing for antiphospholipid syndrome (APLS), an autoimmune disorder associated with an increased risk of repeated miscarriages.
Having diabetes or polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) also carries an increased risk of miscarriage, and she may test for signs of these conditions.
You may need imaging tests, such as an ultrasound, to determine whether the miscarriages are due to a uterine problem or structural issue.
Dr. Rubal tailors your treatment to the suspected root cause of your repeated miscarriages. She may recommend medications to correct hormonal imbalances or surgical removal of uterine abnormalities or fibroids. She provides solutions for recurrent miscarriage designed to optimize your chances of having a baby.
Count on Dr. Rubal, a fellowship-trained reproductive endocrinologist, to provide the personalized approach you deserve on your pregnancy journey. Call today or book online to understand the reason for your recurring pregnancy losses.