Dr. Allison Rodgers is board certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, and has been practicing medicine since 2004. She currently practices at the Fertility Centers of Illinois. Dr. Rodgers’ personal experiences with both secondary infertility and pregnancy loss have given her a unique insight into reproductive medicine in order to help you BEAT INFERTILITY.
After Dr. Rodgers answers three listener questions, she and Heather explore the topics of miscarriage and recurrent pregnancy loss.
- I’d like to talk about the 4 main causes of miscarriage, and then get into recurrent loss. Let’s start with anatomic abnormalities of the uterus. What does this mean, and how can it be treated so as to prevent future miscarriages?
- The second cause is genetic. We discussed PGS and PGD testing on IVF embryos a couple episodes back, but can you tell me more about this cause and what can be done about it if the couple is not pursuing IVF?
- The third cause is hormonal abnormalities. What’s included here, and how can they be addressed?
- The fourth and final cause is antiphospholipid antibodies. What is this and how can it be avoided?
- What are some common causes of recurrent pregnancy loss in particular?
- How does one get over the recurrent pregnancy loss hump and go on to have a healthy baby?