New study presents surprising source of recurrent miscarriage
Recently, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB Journal) released research suggesting that the female womb has its own “body clock” that needs to synchronize with the mother’s body clock to ensure the best conditions for fetal growth and development. According to the study, when synchronization fails to occur, this action switches off body clock genes in cells lining the womb, which may jeopardize the success of the pregnancy.
Although further research is needed to explore these findings, Dr. Mark Denker has extensive experience identifying and treating common causes of recurrent pregnancy loss.
Dr. Denker understands the impact of recurrent miscarriage
Defined as two or more consecutive pregnancy losses, recurrent pregnancy loss affects about 5 percent of women. As a trained reproductive endocrinologist, Dr. Denker can perform a thorough evaluation to determine why you cannot carry a pregnancy to term. Certain factors may contribute to repeated miscarriage, and testing can allow us to find the culprit.
4 common causes of recurrent miscarriage
All cases are unique, and Dr. Denker will look at your specific situation before making any recommendations. Often, recurrent miscarriage occurs because of identifiable factors.
- Hormonal imbalances including low progesterone
- Physical abnormalities such as a uterine septum or cervical incompetency
- Immunological issues that cause the mother’s body to reject the fetus
- Chromosomal or genetic anomalies that are not consistent with a healthy pregnancy
Depending on what he finds, Dr. Denker can recommend possible treatments, such as corrective surgery, hormonal therapy or genetic counseling, so that patients can have the healthy babies they desire.
Visit our Palm Beach fertility clinic for comprehensive treatment
At Palm Beach Fertility Center, we diagnose and treat infertility, including recurrent pregnancy loss. If you have experienced recurrent miscarriage, Dr. Denker devotes himself to helping you carry a healthy pregnancy to term. Call our office today to schedule an appointment.