Recurrent Pregnancy Loss in Chicago, IL
We Provide Hope After Pregnancy Loss
A miscarriage is devastating at any stage of pregnancy, but the heartbreak is compounded when the losses become repetitive. Reproductive Medicine Institute is acutely aware of the despair pregnancy loss causes expecting parents. We have assisted patients dealing with the mental and physical anguish of recurrent pregnancy loss for more than a decade. We are committed to catering to our patients’ needs throughout their fertility journey by utilizing innovative medical technology and sharing compassionate emotional support. We want you to experience the joys of parenthood. If you have experienced recurrent pregnancy loss, call one of our Chicago-area fertility clinics today to learn about our treatments and how we can help your family.
Understanding Recurrent Miscarriages
The miscarriage of two or more consecutive pregnancies is considered recurrent pregnancy loss. Miscarriages can occur at any point during the first 20 weeks of pregnancy, but they most often happen during the first trimester – or first twelve weeks. Though it is a distressing experience, miscarriages are not uncommon. Studies have shown that 15-30% of clinically recognized pregnancies result in a miscarriage. If you have had one or two miscarriages, your chances of carrying your next pregnancy to term remain about the same as if you have never had one. However, the chances of additional miscarriages increase following each loss beginning with the third. The risk of recurrent pregnancy loss also increases with age. Women who are 40 years or older and have experienced recurring miscarriages are at a higher risk than their younger counterparts.
What Causes a Pregnancy Loss?
There are many reasons for pregnancy loss. In most cases, the root cause is related to genetic or chromosomal abnormalities. These abnormalities may be present in the egg, sperm, or embryo. Sometimes, pregnancy loss occurs before a woman even knows she is pregnant. But aside from the aforementioned issues, causes of pregnancy loss include:
Affecting roughly 1% of pregnancies, cervical incompetence may lead to rapid miscarriages between 16 and 18 weeks.
Problems that may affect pregnancy include the double uterus, uterine polyps, uterine septum, and scar tissue in the uterine cavity.
Some women experience excessive blood clotting in the placenta, which can terminate a pregnancy.
Expecting mothers may experience hormonal imbalances that put their pregnancy at risk.
Between 3% and 15% of women have recurring pregnancy loss as a result of antiphospholipid syndrome.
Existing problems such as thyroid disease or diabetes may cause recurrent miscarriages.
Treatments for Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
The specialists at Reproductive Medicine Institute offer a range of treatment plans to help address your recurrent miscarriages. We will schedule an appointment at one of our convenient fertility clinics in or around Chicago, IL to meet with you and conduct a thorough physical exam. This evaluation will help us determine the underlying cause of recurring pregnancy loss so that we may address the issue. Potential treatments for you may include:
- Blood-thinning medications
- Cervical stitching
- Correction of hormonal imbalances
- Immunologic treatments
- Preimplantation genetic diagnosis
- Surgery to correct uterine abnormalities
Why You Should Choose Reproductive Medicine Institute
Reproductive Medicine Institute has decades’ worth of combined experience with fertility issues such as recurrent pregnancy loss. Our doctors are dedicated to delivering safe, advanced treatment options at our state-of-the-art treatment clinics to help families from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, and beyond. In addition to using the latest technology, we provide access to financial solutions and extend emotional support to assist you on your parenthood journey. You will not find another fertility clinic like ours anywhere.
Contact Reproductive Medicine Institute in Chicago, IL Today
If you have dealt with the anguish of multiple miscarriages, parenthood may seem out of reach. But that is not the case. Reproductive Medicine Institute offers a wide range of treatment options for women who have experienced recurrent pregnancy loss. We have five convenient locations in Chicago, IL, and the surrounding area, and our fertility specialists are eager to help you conceive and carry your pregnancy to term. Contact us today to schedule a personal consultation.