Medical research has shown that approximately 1% of couples trying to conceive will have three or more losses. Although the cause of pregnancy loss can often be unknown, it can be caused by genetic and anatomic factors, infections, chronic disease, and immunologic disorders. Every pregnancy loss is associated with despair; however, some patients grieve more deeply and fear more intensely than others, and we're trained to deal with such depression.
Fortunately, even after three successive losses, the chance of a successful pregnancy is still greater than 70%, and after four losses, still greater than 60%. When our physicians make a diagnosis of recurrent pregnancy loss, they'll begin watching the patient closely. This care may consist of various lab tests, x-ray studies, tracking menstrual cycles and ovulation patterns.