Miscarriage Dangers, Diagnosis And Assistance For Future Successful Pregnancy

A recent NBC News story, Hidden Dangers of Miscarriages Scar Would-Be Moms, highlightsthe potential hidden dangers regarding miscarriage and the potential long-term link to infertility. The story also opens the door to discussion of the importance of diagnosing the “real” cause of miscarriage and possible treatment options for future successful pregnancies.

Beyond the understanding of how miscarriages can be dangerous, regarding fertility and miscarriage, it is ultimately required to know the exact cause of the miscarriage(s). In doing so, one can then be able to assist a patient in numerous ways:

  1. Providing some closure through the understanding of the cause; this is priority often for the couple to understand the ‘why’
  2. Providing expeditious resolution to the situation; tremendous help to the couple to be able to deal with the loss and move forward rapidly. Timely diagnosis and management is absolutely critical.
  3. Providing any cautions that need to be evaluated and considered with regards to future pregnancy; also one can find things out that affect management of future fertility and pregnancies. Thus all this avoids the disasters of CAUSING infertility with recurrent losses.

Often, miscarriage is a result of a chromosomal issue and it is the result of the body taking care of itself. This can be determined, easily, through a procedure called, embryoscopy, a procedure, provided by MCRM and Dr. Ahlering. Once a true diagnosis to the cause of the miscarriage is known, the patient can then begin the process on possible steps to take moving forward to avoid a future miscarriage. One of these may be through the use of IVF and CGH testing. Through CGH testing, a patient who has experienced multiple miscarriages with known chromosomal issues, can have created embryos examined to see if they carry the previously known, or even new, chromosomal issues or if they are considered “normal”. In doing so, only those deemed “normal” would be transferred back to the patient’s uterus in an effort to reduce the likelihood of another miscarriage and to improve the probability of a successful pregnancy. Included in the NBC News story, was this video highlighting CGH testing and its assistance for those who have suffered from previous miscarriage and especially recurrent miscarriage.

If you have experienced a previous miscarriage or recurrent miscarriage and would like to learn the cause and discover hope for a future successful pregnancy, MCRM can still help. Contact us to schedule a compassionate, comprehensive consultation with Dr. Peter Ahlering.