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Trying to conceive after repeat miscarriages

the two most important things that I

want my patients to know who have repeat

miscarriage are number one it's not your

fault there's nothing a woman does to

cause or contribute to her miscarriages

secondly there's hope the vast majority

of patients that we see for repeat

miscarriage are able to go on to have a

successful pregnancy and build their

families as we investigate four causes

of miscarriage the most common thing we

find is that there's a problem with the

embryo or developing fetus genetic

abnormalities contribute to over half of

miscarriages the risk of this happening

to a woman does increase as she gets

older but it could happen at any age

repeat miscarriage is a multifactorial

disorder so when we evaluate our

patients for repeat miscarriage we look

at all factors including maternal and

paternal genetic factors uterine factors

immunologic factors as well as hormonal

problems

recovery from miscarriage is highly

variable the physical recovery typically

takes one to two months

however emotional recovery can take

several months on average three to six

months at Stanford we have a whole team

of professionals to support our patients

going through difficult times such as

miscarriages our nurses are trained in

supporting patients as well as our

doctors and psychiatrists and

psychologists you know the most

important message I have for my patients

is don't give up don't suffer alone

we're here to help you there's a lot we

can do to help you get through this

journey to improve your chance of having

a baby