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Understanding Why

In this section of our online library, you will find medically reviewed articles about possible causes and conditions related to recurrent pregnancy loss. 

Blood Clotting Disorders and Miscarriage

Blood Clotting Disorders and Miscarriage

Blood clot disorders may cause recurrent miscarriage but not always diagnosed or treated, especially the less common ones like sticky platelet syndrome, and protein S and C deficiencies. Learn about these conditions, diagnoses, and treatments.

Types of miscarriage and pregnancy complications

Types of miscarriage and pregnancy complications

You may be seeking an explanation of what happened as you go through a miscarriage. This article explains different terminologies and types of miscarriage so you know what to expect, what treatment options are available, and when to try again.

Can homocysteine cause miscarriage?

Can homocysteine cause miscarriage?

Homocysteine is a toxic amino acid that can contribute to blood clots, which may lead to miscarriage. MTHFR is not the only cause of high homocysteine. This article covers causes of high homocysteine and how it may contribute to a miscarriage.

Histamine and pregnancy

Histamine and pregnancy

Histamine is essential for pregnancy and general health, but elevated histamine may contribute to miscarriage. Disorders that increase histamine are obscure and difficult to diagnose. This article helps you understand the roles of histamine and histamine disorders.

What is histamine intolerance and can it cause miscarriage?

What is histamine intolerance and can it cause miscarriage?

Histamine intolerance or diamine oxidase deficiency is a poorly understood and poorly recognized condition that may cause miscarriage. This article takes an in-depth look at histamine intolerance and treatment options, including diet, supplements, and medications that may help.

Can genetic testing identify the cause of miscarriage?

Can genetic testing identify the cause of miscarriage?

Most miscarriages are due to genetic causes, so genetic testing can help you understand why and may provide you with helpful information to improve your chances in future pregnancies. Karyotyping is a 50-year old technology that still works but many new and better technologies are now available both during preconception and prenatal. This article provides in-depth information about genetic testing technologies, and their pros and cons.

Miscarriage thyroid tests – hormones, antibodies, and reference ranges

Miscarriage thyroid tests – hormones, antibodies, and reference ranges

Thyroid disorders, including hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, and thyroid antibodies, can cause miscarriage. Up to 15% of reproductive age women have thyroid antibodies, some of which have normal thyroid function. Also, a previous miscarriage can cause thyroid antibodies. Therefore, it is important to test your thyroid hormones and know the optimal ranges for pregnancy. This article covers thyroid hormones to test, their reference ranges, and how they work together.

Can thyroid problems cause miscarriage?

Can thyroid problems cause miscarriage?

Thyroid disorders such as hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, and thyroid antibodies can cause infertility and miscarriage. This article will cover thyroid conditions, their diagnoses, and treatments, including natural and experimental ones.

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