Coordinated care for women who have experienced two or more miscarriages.
Around 25 percent of pregnant women experience at least one miscarriage during their lifetime. Most go on to successfully carry a pregnancy to term and have children.
It’s when you’ve experienced recurrent pregnancy loss, defined as having two or more miscarriages, that there could be reason for concern.
Recurrent pregnancy loss affects 1 to 5 percent of all women. About half the time, the cause is a genetic problem in the fetus. Among the other half of miscarriages, the causes are roughly equally split between a problem that can be diagnosed and those that cannot be explained.
Risk factors include:
Beaumont’s Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Clinic follows a multidisciplinary approach in the field of recurrent pregnancy loss, which aims to provide coordinated care, launch research protocols and soothe couples’ frayed nerves.
Currently, the path to finding answers for the problem has been fractured and unclear. Women who have experienced recurrent pregnancy loss often see a number of different specialists - OB-GYNs, hematologists, maternal fetal medicine or reproductive endocrinology and infertility doctors - who don’t necessarily communicate or coordinate with one other. This can often leave patients without a focused treatment plan.
Beaumont’s Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Clinic is one of just a handful of its kind in the U.S., and the only in Michigan. The care model focuses on investigating why couples are struggling with recurring pregnancy loss, closely monitoring pregnancies shortly after conception, creating coordinated workup programs and establishing research regimens.
The clinic staff reflects a variety of disciplines:
Women with two or more miscarriages should talk to their doctor (OB-GYN, midwife, family care physician, reproductive endocrinologist) for a referral to the Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Clinic. Referrals can be coordinated through the nurse line by calling 248-712-4580.
This location is a part of Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak.