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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. 

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.

PCOS, Pregnancy and Miscarriage

PCOS, Pregnancy and Miscarriage

PCOS is the most common cause of infertility. It can also contribute to pregnancy complications and miscarrriage. Because it’s a complex and somewhat controversial syndrome, PCOS is often misdiagnosed or take years to correctly diagnose. Fortunately, you can manage many aspects of PCOS with diet and lifestyle, and many women with PCOS have had successful pregnancies . This article will provide you with everything you need to know about PCOS and recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL).

Decoding MTHFR, fertility, and miscarriage

Decoding MTHFR, fertility, and miscarriage

Although MTHFR is linked to miscarriage, it doesn’t single-handedly cause miscarriage. However, you can address it with diet, lifestyle, and supplementation to improve your outcomes. This article explains risks, lab tests, and natural treatments for MTHFR.

What is endometriosis and can it cause miscarriage?

What is endometriosis and can it cause miscarriage?

Many women with period symptoms, infertility, and pelvic pain have endometriosis. Some women with endometriosis have no symptoms or think their cyclical symptoms are normal. You can have successful pregnancies with endometriosis, but it does increase the risk of infertility and miscarriages. However, having endometriosis isn’t all bad news—there are many things you can do to improve your outcomes.

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