Miscarriage is one of the most common complications of pregnancy, with as many as 25-50% of women experiencing one or more early miscarriages.
Today's most usual explanation for miscarriage is chromosomal abnormality in the egg and resulting embryo, and this is correlated with maternal age. The older the age of the mother, the greater is her risk of chromosomal abnormality and thus her risk of miscarriage. However, there are other known causes too, including a condition known as antiphospholipid syndrome, infection, and anatomical factors.
Recurrent miscarriage (in the UK) is defined as three or more consecutive pregnancy losses and can affect as many as 1% of all couples trying to have a baby. The risk increases with age. It can be heart-breaking for women and couples when miscarriage occurs as each new pregnancy brings hope and anxiety.
A clinic for recurrent miscarriage
Our Harley Street clinic has a recurrent miscarriage clinic for women who have experienced recurrent miscarriages, or have had trouble conceiving. Our specialist team have a range of treatments that could help, with a special focus on immunological factors, antibodies and cytokines.
For more information on how we can help you, please complete our enquiry form or contact your nearest LWC clinic.