Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

Receive compassionate care for recurrent pregnancy loss at Innovative Fertility Center

For many women and couples struggling with infertility, getting pregnant is not the issue. However, staying pregnant is. Defined as two or more pregnancy losses, recurrent miscarriage affects roughly 5% of women trying to conceive. Mark Rispler MD, our Los Angeles fertility doctor, understands the devastation and sadness that recurrent pregnancy loss can cause. He also knows how to help patients overcome this issue to welcome a healthy baby.

Understanding common causes of recurrent pregnancy loss

Approximately 10-20% of known pregnancies result in miscarriage, with most miscarriages occurring before week 12 of pregnancy. When patients visit our Los Angeles fertility doctor due to recurrent pregnancy loss, Dr. Rispler will want to perform a full fertility evaluation. The goal is to uncover the cause of the miscarriages.

  • Genetic problems where one or both partners pass an abnormality to the baby
  • Structural abnormalities, including fibroids, a uterine septum or an incompetent cervix
  • Hormonal imbalances, which affect the body’s ability to properly support the pregnancy
  • Underlying medical conditions, including immune reactions that attack the pregnancy
  • Lifestyle factors like recreational drug use and exposure to environmental toxins

Dr. Rispler can diagnose and treat recurrent miscarriage

As part of a complete fertility work-up, Dr. Rispler will order various tests to identify the possible barriers to a successful pregnancy. He will likely assess hormone levels using blood tests and conduct a physical examination to check for any structural anomalies. Depending on your specific circumstances, Dr. Rispler may also recommend genetic and immune testing.

Once he can pinpoint the issue, Dr. Rispler will develop an individualized treatment plan. Depending on the situation, our fertility specialist may utilize several treatments to address the problem. Some examples include intrauterine insemination (IUI), in vitro fertilization (IVF) and genetic testing. The good news is that even after multiple losses, about 60-80% of women go on to have a healthy pregnancy and baby.

Trust our Los Angeles fertility doctor to provide top-notch treatment

At Innovative Fertility Center, we diagnose and treat infertility, including recurrent pregnancy loss. If you are trying to conceive and have experienced several miscarriages, Dr. Rispler will work with you to discover the cause so that you can carry a healthy pregnancy to term. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment.