Have You Experienced Miscarriage?

Experiencing a miscarriage is both physically and mentally draining. Some women have recurrent miscarriages and have to endure the strain of repeated grief and physical loss.

At The Fertility and Gynaecology Academy we understand the frustration of couples who have been through the heartbreak of successive pregnancy losses. We specialise in these cases. We help you to understand why it happens and guide you through procedures and treatments that could prevent it from happening again.

Miscarriages are more common than people think; around 1 in 5 pregnancies end this way – Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

These kinds of tests and procedures will give you answers to the many questions you have when you have suffered a loss, and will improve your chance of future pregnancy success.

Alongside your treatment we advise that you think about counselling to help deal with the emotional aspects of losing a child and the IVF process.

Recurrent miscarriage is the term given when a woman has experienced 3 or more miscarriages in a row. Around 1 in a hundred women in the UK have recurrent miscarriages (Tommys). Anxiety levels of women who experience miscarriage can reach levels similar to those seen in psychiatric outpatients.

Sometimes there are no underlying causes for miscarriage, and while it’s good to know that nothing is ‘wrong’, the frustration of not knowing why can be overwhelming. There are many reasons why miscarriage occurs; the most likely cause is chromosomal abnormality. Other causes could be:

  • Weak cervix
  • Immune factors
  • Infection
  • Blood clotting disorders
  • Polycystic ovaries
  • Diabetes and thyroid issues
  • Sperm factors

The Fertility and Gynaecology Academy runs a series of tests, for both partners, to isolate the problems that might be causing you to miscarry. These fall into 5 groups:

These tests allow us to decide the best course of treatment for any issues discovered during the testing process.

The Fertility and Gynaecology Academy are experts in reproductive immunology. Pioneered in the 1950s by Dr Medawar, it is based on the understanding of how the body’s immune system fights off unrecognised cells that could cause it harm. It’s believed that a woman’s ‘natural killer cells’ (those which fight off infection and disease) can exist at “too high levels in the bloodstream” and “overpopulate the uterus” effectively causing problems for mother and baby and even targeting and rejecting the foetus. Without giving our couples false hope we are dedicated to offering our patients the best chance of future success. Dr Gorgy, who has worked alongside Dr Alan Beer, has helped many couples improve their chances of pregnancy success by investigating why their immune system is having a negative impact on their fertility.

Call the friendly, knowledgeable team at Fertility and Gynaecology Academy now on 020 7224 1880 to find out more or book a consultation.

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