Offering hope on Pregnancy and Infant Loss Day
Our Tennessee fertility center wants to help women feel hopeful on Pregnancy and Infant Loss Day. This day is an important reminder of the heartbreak that women go through when their pregnancy ends or their infant passes away. The doctors at our clinic offer support to women who experience recurrent pregnancy loss by using a variety of fertility evaluations and effective treatments.
Learn more about recurrent pregnancy loss on Pregnancy and Infant Loss Day
The knowledgeable team at our clinic provides high-quality support for recurrent pregnancy loss. This support often begins with fertility evaluations. These tests can help the doctor determine why a woman’s pregnancies keep ending before the birth of a healthy baby.
Preconception genetic testing. This testing can help the doctor discover whether a woman has a genetic condition that could be contributing to pregnancy loss.
Bloodwork. A blood test can reveal issues with the woman’s immune system. It can also help identify hormonal imbalances, potential blood clotting issues or sexually transmitted infections.
Ultrasound. A doctor can assess whether a woman might have uterine fibroids, polyps or other uterine abnormalities using an ultrasound.
Hysterosalpingogram, or HSG. If the doctor needs a more thorough assessment of a woman’s reproductive organs, they might suggest an HSG. This evaluation allows the doctor to examine a woman’s fallopian tubes. It can also help them determine whether the uterus is free of issues that could prevent implantation of an embryo.
Endometrial Biopsy. This test involves the removal of a small piece of tissue from the lining of the uterus. A specialist then tests tissue to confirm its ability to support a healthy pregnancy.
On Pregnancy and Infant Loss Day, we want women to rest assured that even if this testing does not reveal a clear reason for their pregnancy losses, there are still many ways our Tennessee fertility center can help.
How our clinic can help women take the next step towards parenthood
When supporting women through recurrent pregnancy loss, there are a variety of treatments the fertility doctor might recommend. The doctor utilizes the results of the woman’s fertility evaluations when suggesting treatments.
Hysteroscopy. This procedure can help the doctor to repair uterine issues like fibroids, polyps, scar tissue or other conditions that might be the cause of pregnancy loss.
IVF with PGT-A or PGT-M. PGT-A can detect whether an embryo is aneuploid, which means that it has too few or too many chromosomes. Aneuploidy can cause miscarriage, failure for an embryo to implant in the uterus or chromosomal disorders. PGT-M screens embryos for genetic defects involving a single gene, like cystic fibrosis and sickle cell disease.
Medication for excess blood clotting. The fertility doctor might prescribe medications when autoimmune problems that can cause blood clotting are present.
Medication for hormonal issues. Certain medications can help if the woman has thyroid problems, uncontrolled diabetes, elevated prolactin or other hormonal challenges.
The compassionate staff at our Tennessee fertility center is here to support you through the journey of building your family. Contact us for more information about Pregnancy and Infant Loss Day.Tweet