Management and treatment of recurrent miscarriages
When a woman experiences three or more consecutive pregnancy losses, she is known as having recurrent miscarriages. This is a devastating situation that unfortunately many women face.
Through compassion and solid treatment methods, Dr. Longoria has consulted with hundreds of women and helped them overcome recurrent miscarriages often resulting in a healthy baby.
The first step is to understand what might be causing the miscarriages. This could be hormonally based, due to diabetes or thyroid disorders, or even the result of a blood clotting disorder. By getting to the root cause Dr. Longoria can begin treating that and, once balanced, work on helping you maintain a healthy pregnancy.
Some of the most common diagnostic tests for recurrent miscarriages include:
- Karyotype – mapping your chromosomes to look for genetic defects.
- Blood hormone levels – used to determine if your hormone levels, including prolactin, thyroid, and progesterone are at healthy levels.
- Endometrial biopsy – Used to look at endometrial tissue and determine if an infection is present.
- Transvaginal ultrasound – looks at the anatomy of the uterus and ovaries to determine if any abnormalities are impacting pregnancy.
- Hysterosalpingogram – uses a combination of dye and x-rays to ensure your uterus is shaped in the correct way. Abnormalities in the shape could impact your ability to carry a baby.
Some of the most common treatments for recurrent miscarriages include:
- Surgery: for those who have an anatomical abnormality that is affecting a woman’s ability to carry a healthy pregnancy.
- Lifestyle alterations: advised for women who partake in activities that affect the health of a pregnancy, this includes smoking, drinking, and poor diet.
- Genetic screening and IVF: used to screen embryos for genetic abnormalities and only implant those that are deemed healthy.