Recurrent Miscarriages

Recurrent Miscarriages

According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, about 25% of known pregnancies end in miscarriage. The most common symptoms of a miscarriage are pelvic pain, cramping, weight loss, vaginal discharge, painful contractions, increased bowel movements, brown or bright red bleeding or spotting and any decrease in the signs of pregnancy. The most common reason for a miscarriage is a random genetic problem with the developing fetus, however there are many other possible reasons as well. There is not much we can do if the cause is due to genetic development. Many women experience this type of miscarriage and go on to have a healthy pregnancy.

Recurrent miscarriages is technically defined as 3 miscarriages, however at Reproductive Wellness if we see 2 miscarriages we begin to look for other reasons that may have lead to this.

Common causes of recurrent miscarriage:

Anatomical Causes

  • misshaped uterus
  • weakened cervix
  • large fibroids
  • dramatic scarring within the uterus

Genetic Causes 
Blood Clotting

High Homocysteine levels

  • Researchers in Bergen/Osb Norway studied several thousand patients and reported that Homocysteine levels higher than 10-10.7 increased a woman’s chance of a miscarriage by 38%.

Immunological Disorders
Hormonal Imbalance

  • High estrogen
  • Low progesterone
  • Elevated prolactin
  • Insulin resistance (PCOS)
  • Thyroid disorders

Acupuncture and Functional Medicine offer effective solutions for recurrent pregnancy loss/miscarriage due to immune factors, hormonal imbalances and stress. At reproductive Wellness we address these issues using a combination of acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, Maya Abdominal Massage, nutrition and lifestyle recommendations. Studies have shown that a combination of acupuncture, Chinese herbal therapy and supplements can help balance hormones and reduce the risk of miscarriage.

Acupuncture helps reduce the risk of miscarriage by:

  • Increasing the blood flow to the ovaries to nourish the developing follicles and create better egg quality and embryos.
  • Increasing blood flow to the testicles for improved sperm quality to optimize the male’s contribution to embryo quality. (This is particularly important in couples undergoing ICSI.)
  • Nourishing the developing fetus by improving the blood flow to the placenta and preventing uterine contractions.
  • Regulating the body’s natural hormonal production, which in turn improves ovarian function, egg quality and proper progesterone levels.
  • Relaxing the body and reducing stress levels to prevent early uterine contractions.

 

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4 Comments

  1. srinu December 15, 2016 at 8:32 am - Reply

    we r losing pregnancy in every third month this is 4th time of me ….we taken all tests is normal…what is solution for me

    • Marc Sklar December 28, 2016 at 3:48 am - Reply

      I don’t think you have done all the tests needed or you would have found the cause. I think the tests are incomplete. I usually order many tests for my patients having miscarriages. If you want to work together to find out what’s missing, here is a link to my online programs http://marcsklar.com/online-programs/

  2. Kate June 3, 2017 at 8:10 am - Reply

    Good morning Marc!
    Quick question about folate. I just watched your YouTube video with Aimee about miscarriages. I am now facing my third one. I had most of the bloodwork done with the exception of MTHFR. Which I just requested. I was taking the basic prenatal vitamin with folic acid in it but I also make a green smoothie every morning which is packed with spinach and kale. My first two beta started beautifully at 53 and then went up 74% to 92. Then it stopped really rising. My last one was 110 .my question is do you think I overdosed with folic/fall late because of taking it in the vitamin and drinking the green smoothie every morning? Thank you for your help and insight. Kate

    • Marc Sklar July 26, 2017 at 7:51 am - Reply

      Hi Kate

      Thank you for writing. This is an excellent question, and the answer may be yes, but without reviewing your case and your labs in more detail I won’t be able to know. I’m happy to chat if you’re interested in a virtual consultation. Here is the link with the available options http://marcsklar.com/talk-with-marc/

      Marc

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