Recurrent miscarriage and pregnancy losses are a heartbreaking and emotionally taxing journey for many couples. There is a concerning lack of support for both the physical and emotional toll of recurrent miscarriage.
Often dismissed as a ‘statistical anomaly’ or attributed to random chance, the emotional impact on couples is often underestimated. Many couples find themselves navigating a labyrinth of medical consultations, each offering minimal insights or concrete solutions. Or even worse being told to ‘just try again’ or ‘it’s just bad luck’.
The reality is, there are often causative factors for recurrent miscarriage that can be addressed but the lack of investigation and early intervention (no one should have to suffer 3 losses before they are offered testing) means couples are left in a position where they feel exhausted, lost and with no answers, scared to try again for fear of another loss. Examples of things that can cause miscarriages but are not currently available to be tested by the NHS include:
▫️High sperm DNA fragmentation, which has a proven link to first trimester miscarriage. Even the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommend this is a standard male test.
▫️Low levels of lactobacillus within the vagina. Tommy’s published a study in 2022 proving links between this and first trimester miscarriage.
Here at The Fertility Suite we offer 1:1 Recurrent Miscarriage assessments where we will delve deep into what maybe causing your losses and recommend further testing for you based on your clinical picture. Often the signs and symptoms of what maybe going on are there but they are overlooked or not even recognised as a possible factor!
If you want to undergo any of the above tests then we recommend booking an online consult with 1x 3o minute follow up using the links below and we can refer you as well as give your further advice and guidance on supplements. We’ve got you and we wont be telling you it’s just bad luck!