What is Immunology?
Leading Research to Prevent Miscarriage
Immunology is the science that deals with the immune system, how it works
and the effects it has within the body. The overall function of the immune
system has to do with keeping the body healthy and disease free. In order
to do this, it detects any cells in the body which are foreign and do
not belong to the body itself, then sets about disabling or destroying
them in order to keep the body safe from these invaders. Viruses, bacteria
and other entities are fought by the immune system in this way.
When a woman conceives, the embryo is made up of half of her DNA and half
of the father's DNA. As every person's DNA is slightly different,
the immune system detects certain foreign characteristics in the embryo.
In most cases, however, this does not cause a problem as one arm of the
immune system is well advanced and able to counteract any potentially
harmful immune attack upon the embryo or fetus by other arms of the immune
system. It uses complex, natural mechanisms to suppress the activity of
the attacking arm of the immune system and this helps to protect the embryo itself.
The problem arises when the immune system is not functioning as it should
and therefore fails to alter its operation and the attacking arm is not
suppressed. It then attacks the embryo or fetus and in this way is one
of the reasons for
chemical miscarriages or
Reproductive Immunology: Success After Multiple Miscarriages
Dr. Braverman and our team are intimately familiar with the many immunologic
issues which can cause complications in pregnancy and are dedicated to
helping you resolve any barriers to expanding your family. If you have
experienced recurrent miscarriage, Dr. Braverman can help. We are the
only practice that has been authorized to use the name
Reproductive Immunology in New York State as this required proof of expertise to be provided in
reproductive medicine and immunology to the New York State Department
If you've suffered multiple miscarriages,
contact Dr. Braverman for help.