Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

TLC Program for Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

We recognize that each patient is unique, as are her cause(s) for miscarriage. That’s why we offer the TLC Program for Recurrent Pregnancy Loss (RPL). As one of the few RPL programs in the country, we approach this illness from the perspective of the whole patient using scientifically based evaluation and treatment for recurrent miscarriage. We recognize this is an emotionally trying diagnosis, and we provide compassionate care with the supportive environment necessary to pursue your next pregnancy.

We provide a full range of services within the TLC program, including:
  • Evaluation for recurrent pregnancy loss
  • Fertility evaluation
  • Ovulation induction
  • Intrauterine insemination (IUI)
  • In vitro fertilization (IVF)
  • Minimally invasive surgical techniques
  • Genetic testing of miscarriage tissues
  • Preimplantation genetic diagnosis
  • Egg and sperm donation
  • Gestational carrier
  • Mind/Body therapy

Definition of recurrent pregnancy loss

Miscarriage is the most common complication of pregnancy. While this is a private matter for most, it is quite common, as 15% of all pregnancies end in miscarriage. Recurrent pregnancy loss, defined as the miscarriage of two or more consecutive clinical pregnancies, impacts up to 5% of all couples. We realize the emotional toll that this diagnosis takes on a couple and we are here to help you achieve a healthy pregnancy.

Causes and treatment of recurrent pregnancy loss

After a complete evaluation, causes may include the following: genetic, anatomic, immune, blood clotting, hormonal or infectious.

There are many causes of RPL, and treatment must be tailored to your specific causes. Even if no known cause is found, treatments are available to increase your chance of successful pregnancy.

Our philosophy to recurrent miscarriage involves treating the entire patient. We use an evidence-based approach to medical treatment after testing is completed to improve your prognosis. Medical treatment is prescribed in a supportive environment. In fact, supportive emotional care has been shown to dramatically increase your probability of live birth. Our experienced physicians, embryologists, laboratory personnel and nurses are ready to help you overcome RPL and achieve your dream of having a child. We understand this is an overwhelming process and for this reason have Mind/Body therapy available. Nurse Judy Gay, the director of our mind-body program, has experience both with infertility and RPL to help alleviate your anxiety. This along with frequent monitoring in early pregnancy will help you realize your dream of delivering a healthy baby.

Mind/Body program

Have you ever wondered “Why does this happen? Does anyone know how I feel?”

When you feel lost and do not know where to turn, let us help. We are here to help you find answers for a complicated diagnosis and to help you find your way on your journey to grow your family. Our Mind/Body program will help decrease your stress and calm your mind. Through tools such as meditation, developing coping skills and counseling, we are here to support and guide you.

Success with the TLC Program

Treatment and evaluation of miscarriages can be an overwhelming process emotionally and physically. Each couple has unique causes for recurrent losses, and therefore the approach to care must be individualized. We are a team of experts here to support you through this complex process. For those facing recurrent miscarriage, having the emotional strength to pursue another pregnancy can be very difficult. However, depending upon your cause of RPL and history of miscarriage, the probability of your next pregnancy resulting in a live birth may be as high as 90%.