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Missed Abortion / Delayed Miscarriage

What is a missed abortion?

A missed abortion occurs when the embryo or fetus dies within the mother but an actual miscarriage did not occur, and the fetus remained within the mother's body. It is sometimes referred to as a delayed miscarriage or missed miscarriage. As the woman's body continues as if the embryo or fetus is still viable, there are usually no immediate symptoms of a missed abortion. While some symptoms of pregnancy, such as breast tenderness, nausea or fatigue may cease, a missed abortion is usually only detected during an ultrasound when it is discovered there are no fetal heart tones. This sad and frightening condition affects many women who want to have children, and in some women occurs multiple times, creating even more difficulty in future pregnancies. If you have had multiple miscarriages or missed abortions, it is vital that your condition is evaluated to determine the best course of treatment to resolve the condition.

Most delayed miscarriages occur within the first trimester and are the result of chromosomal abnormalities within the fetus. These may be due to problems with the sperm or egg, abnormal cell division of the fetus, or genetic abnormalities within either parent. Missed miscarriages may also occur because of infection, uterine abnormalities, immune complications, systemic illnesses, cord accidents, substance abuse or abnormal hormonal levels of the mother. The products of conception should be tested for genetics to gather information as to the cause of the delayed miscarriages so that a treatment program is identified that could successfully resolve the actual underlying cause. Getting the right treatment for a condition that has led to multiple missed abortions is critical for women who are trying to start a family.

Reproductive Immunology: Providing Treatment for Missed Abortions

Our dedicated team, led by Dr. Braverman, cares about helping you with your goals for expanding your family. We will never treat you like just another case but will work personally with you to examine your circumstances and run all the necessary tests to find the real underlying cause behind your multiple missed abortions. We will tailor treatment specifically to you and monitor this with the goal of a successful pregnancy.

Contact Dr. Braverman for personalized treatment if you have had multiple missed abortions. Protecting your health and determining a successful treatment early is vital.