Thrombosis and Pregnancy Loss
Miscarriage Causes: Blood Clotting Problems
If a woman suffers from thrombosis, which is a condition characterized
by abnormal clotting of the blood, this can cause problems with the implantation
of the embryo and its subsequent growth, and even with labor and birth.
During the embryo implantation process, the tendency for clotting can
work directly against the necessary creation of blood vessels in the embryo.
The formation of clots in these vessels can easily cause miscarriage.
When proper blood flow through the developing placenta is prevented, this
can also cause
early miscarriages, as well as late pregnancy complications. These complications include
such issues as fetal growth restriction, toxemia, fetal distress in labor
and at times,
There are many causes of thrombosis, some which are present at birth and
some which are acquired later. Our medical team, led by Dr. Jeffery Braverman,
has developed a detailed testing profile which may uncover clotting issues
that were overlooked by other physicians. When these are known to exist
the correct treatment can be administered to assist you with your conception
and pregnancy. In most cases, this consists of a simple under the skin
injection of a blood thinner called Lovenox or Heparin. Some patients
who were diagnosed with "thrombophilia" and treated with Lovenox
may still fail to successfully complete a pregnancy. Many times these
patients are found to have co-existing
immunologic issues as well as there is tremendous overlap between these two systems in the
body. Treatment for either or both of these conditions can significantly
reduce the risk of miscarriage and allow for the successful completion
of a pregnancy.
Treatment for Multiple Miscarriages
Determining exactly what needs to be addressed in order to correct your
trouble with conception or pregnancy is a vital function which is often
not thoroughly completed prior patients presenting to our office. We will
use all the tools at our disposal in order to identify and treat your
particular condition. We have been voted the best infertility practice
on Long Island three years in a row in an independent poll by Long Island
Press and can work with patients anywhere in the world.
Contact an infertility specialist from Braverman IVF & Reproductive Immunology for testing to see if
abnormal clotting of the blood is the cause of your pregnancy problems.