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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. 

CoQ10 and Fertility

CoQ10 and Fertility

Supplements can be confusing, especially when it comes to supporting fertility. This article explains the research on CoQ10, its potential role in fertility and how to determine if it’s right for you.

Ovulation Tracking and Basal Body Temperature

Ovulation Tracking and Basal Body Temperature

Hi, my name is Allison Schaaf. My own fertility journey, including five miscarriages, inspired me to create this website to help you navigate your fertility path. Here are my main takeaways I would share with you as a friend: Tracking specific metrics such as basal body...

Pregnancy-safe skincare and cosmetics

Pregnancy-safe skincare and cosmetics

When it comes to pregnancy and prenatal care, what you put on your skin matters—the skincare industry is largely unregulated, so many of its products contain hormone and fertility disruptors. In this article, we’ll cover how chemicals in skincare and cosmetics can affect your pregnancy and miscarriage risk, and what you can do about it.

Can low progesterone and luteal phase defect cause miscarriage?

Can low progesterone and luteal phase defect cause miscarriage?

Luteal phase defect has been associated with recurrent miscarriage. What is luteal phase defect, what causes it, and how it relates to miscarriage. This article is part 2 of everything you need to know about progesterone, luteal phase defect, and recurrent miscarriage.

All About Progesterone: Miscarriage Prevention, Dosage, Side Effects, and More

All About Progesterone: Miscarriage Prevention, Dosage, Side Effects, and More

Progesterone is one of most discussed topic in our community, yet the science has been mixed. It may help with some cases of recurrent miscarriage but not others. Also, many lifestyle factors may reduce progesterone. This article covers everything you need to know about progesterone in fertility, pregnancy, and miscarriage.

Autoimmunity and miscarriage

Autoimmunity and miscarriage

Autoimmunity may contribute to many of the ~50% recurrent miscarriage cases where the cause is unknown. There could also be other types of immune abnormalities that may lead to a miscarriage. Read this article to learn about autoimmune conditions that may contribute to miscarriage, along with their management and treatment options.

Natural killer cells and miscarriage

Natural killer cells and miscarriage

Uterine natural killer cells help prepare the uterus for implantation and placenta development, but could too much of it cause miscarriage? Natural killer cell testing and treatment are controversial. Read this article to see the latest evidence.

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