We help many patients move past the heartbreak of recurrent pregnancy loss
Our Tulsa fertility clinic helps patients overcome recurrent pregnancy loss by using comprehensive fertility tests and effective treatments. This type of pregnancy loss refers to two or more miscarriages before 20 weeks of gestation. Our clinic works closely with patients to discover why they might have had multiple miscarriages. Once we figure out the cause, we determine how to help them have a healthy baby.
Testing is the first step when facing recurrent pregnancy loss
Before recommending fertility evaluations, the doctor reviews the woman’s medical history, including information about her past miscarriages. Next, the doctor recommends tests that can help uncover why her pregnancies keep ending in miscarriage.
Preconception genetic testing. Genetic testing can reveal chromosomal abnormalities and other genetic conditions that can increase the chance of miscarriage.
Blood test. Bloodwork is an effective way to assess a woman’s reproductive hormones. This test can also reveal if the woman has blood clotting complications and certain infections.
Transvaginal ultrasound. During an ultrasound, the doctor assesses the health of a woman’s ovaries and uterus. This exam can provide information about a woman’s ovarian reserve (egg supply) and expose issues like fibroids, polyps and other uterine challenges.
Hysterosalpingogram (HSG). In some situations, the doctor recommends the woman receive an HSG. This test can reveal blockages in the fallopian tubes and help identify certain uterine abnormalities.
Semen analysis. After reviewing a man’s medical history, the doctor will typically recommend a semen analysis to analyze the quality and quantity of his sperm.
If testing does not result in a clear infertility diagnosis, there are still many treatments our Tulsa fertility clinic can provide to help patients experiencing recurrent pregnancy loss.
Treatments that can help patients have a healthy baby
After reviewing the test results, the doctor helps the patient determine which treatments can help them fulfill the dream of parenthood. Certain treatments are often beneficial for women after recurrent pregnancy loss.
Hysteroscopy. This minimally invasive procedure allows the doctor to correct uterine issues like fibroids, large polyps, scar tissue or other issues that could be contributing to the miscarriages.
IVF with PGT. Utilizing preimplantation genetic testing (PGT) during an IVF cycle can help the doctor transfer a healthy embryo into the patient’s uterus. PGT-A can determine if an embryo has too few or too many chromosomes, while PGT-M can screen embryos for specific single genetic defects.
Medication for a hormone disorder. Women with thyroid problems, uncontrolled diabetes, elevated prolactin or other hormonal issues could benefit from various medications the doctor can prescribe.
The team at our Tulsa fertility clinic is by the patient’s side for each step of the journey from receiving the right diagnosis to developing a healthy pregnancy. Contact us for more information about miscarriages.