Learn more about pregnancy after miscarriage
The dedicated team at our Tennessee fertility center supports patients in achieving a healthy pregnancy after miscarriage. While a miscarriage is heartbreaking, many individuals and couples go on to have healthy babies with the support of fertility treatments.
Discovering the cause of a miscarriage
When helping a woman conceive after a miscarriage, one of the first steps we take at our Tennessee fertility center is determining why she miscarried. There are numerous reasons why a miscarriage could occur.
- Chromosomal abnormalities. One of the most common causes of miscarriage is the embryo having too many or too few chromosomes (aneuploidy).
- Uterine issues. The presence of fibroids, polyps or scar tissue could negatively affect a pregnancy.
- Hormonal imbalance. An imbalance of hormones that affect the uterine lining, including progesterone and prolactin, might prevent the embryo from implanting.
- Cervical incompetence. If the cervix begins to prematurely dilate, a miscarriage could occur.
- Autoimmune disease. An autoimmune disease like lupus might lead to miscarriage.
In some cases, doctors cannot determine a cause for the miscarriage. Our specialists work with patients in this situation to find a treatment plan that gives them the best chance of developing a healthy pregnancy after miscarriage.
Treatments that can lead to pregnancy after miscarriage
While some patients can develop a healthy pregnancy after a miscarriage without the support of fertility doctors, others require certain treatments. Many times, the recommended fertility treatments depend on the cause of the miscarriage. If the cause is unknown, our Tennessee fertility center can still help patients find a path to parenthood.
- IVF with PGT. If chromosomal abnormalities cause a miscarriage, preimplantation genetic testing (PGT) can be beneficial. It evaluates embryos that result from an in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycle. This evaluation allows fertility specialists to transfer the healthiest embryo to the mother’s uterus.
- Hysteroscopy. Pregnancy after miscarriage can often occur after a hysteroscopy. This procedure corrects uterine issues, including fibroids, polyps, scar tissue and other conditions that sometimes cause miscarriage.
- Medication for excess blood clotting. Medications, such as aspirin and heparin, can help women with autoimmune problems sustain a pregnancy.
- Medication for hormonal issues. Certain medications can help women with thyroid problems, uncontrolled diabetes, elevated prolactin and other hormonal challenges.
We understand how difficult the loss of a pregnancy can be, so our team provides comprehensive, compassionate support to help patients bypass fertility challenges and take home a healthy baby. Contact us for more information about our fertility treatments.
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