Reducing the Miscarriage Risk in Recurrent Pregnancy Loss and Threatened Miscarriages
Helping to prevent the risk of a miscarriage is one of the most crucial steps of fertility and reproductive care. Often Patients will feel like they are on their own because no one is clearly offering any treatment options or discussions to help them carry their pregnancy to term and have a healthy and live birth.
More research has come out on a very crucial topic to help support pregnancies and reduce the risk of miscarriages, and we have summarized the information in to the video above for you to view.
The main takeaways from this research are:
In Patients that have a threatened miscarriage (having spotting or other symptoms/conditions that reduce the likelihood of carrying to term) the use of progesterone treatments may help to increase the chances of a live birth [Progesterone therapy seems to be more beneficial in Patients with a history of recurrent pregnancy loss compared to those who have never had a previous miscarriage].
50% of cases of recurrent miscarriages in Patients are unexplained and using progesterone treatment for these Patients may be of benefit in increasing the chances for a live birth [Progesterone therapy seems to be more beneficial in Patients with a history of recurrent pregnancy loss and that present with spotting compared to those who have never had a previous miscarriage]. Some evidence suggests that starting progesterone during the luteal phase may be more successful than waiting for a positive clinical pregnancy to start treatment with supplemental progesterone in Patients with a history of recurrent pregnancy loss.
Vaginal progesterone should strongly be considered in Patients with a short cervix (< 25 mm) to help reduce risk of a preterm birth [single and twin pregnancies].
This article is being shared as educational content and is in no way a replacement for medical advice or medical care, it is advised that anyone concerned about their Health should speak with their Naturopathic Doctor. Please discuss with your healthcare provider and only make changes to your medications regimen if recommended by your doctor and under their guidance and supervision.