Have you had more than one miscarriage?

If you have had more than one miscarriage you should have a test to see why. Waiting around to deal with this problem is not beneficial, because the most common cause of miscarriages in 60% of the cases, before the 12th week of pregnancy, is the embryo itself. Moreover, the likelihood of having a third miscarriage sometimes increases by up to 40%.

If any of these tests are done, we assess them and complement them, where appropriate. Having assessed your problem we will find the right solution for you and tell you whether a PDG with comprehensive chromosomal screening (24 chromosomes) for embryo assessment has to be carried out in order to rule out any chromosomal alterations in embryos and only transfer genetically healthy embryos to significantly lower the chance of having a miscarriage and increase the likelihood of having a healthy child.

The study that we recommend consists in:

  • Transvaginal/abdominal ultrasound
  • Hormone test
  • Thrombophilia screening
  • Blood tests to diagnose the antiphospholipid syndrome
  • Endocrine testing (diabetes, thyroids)
  • Chromosome analysis by means of karyotyping or Array CGH
  • FISH analysis in human sperm cells
In some cases, and depending on your ovarian reserve or any chromosomal alterations that you could have, we might recommend techniques such as oocyte or semen donation, or the embryo adoption, although we will always try to use your gametes (sperm and ova).