Finding the problem
Our first step is to find the problem. We have a range of simple, non-invasive tests for both men and women that give us an idea of what’s going on. Often they will show up an obvious issue that we can treat.
However, in up to 25% of cases, our tests won’t show us any issues. That doesn’t mean you can’t get pregnant. It may just be a matter of keeping on trying. Or we can talk about using IVF, which is the best treatment for otherwise unexplained infertility as it bypasses a lot of the reproductive steps where problems might be occurring.
I see my main job at this stage as helping you make an informed decision about how you want to go forward. I can answer all your questions and explain all the various options.
Once we’ve decided on a course of action we’ll get started.
It is estimated that 15-20% of pregnancies end in miscarriage. Miscarriage is a sad but normal part of human reproduction.
Testing and treatment
The most important thing is to find out why your pregnancies are failing. There are in fact many possible causes of recurrent miscarriage. There are also many myths about early pregnancy loss, so let me just assure you that it is almost certainly nothing you have done wrong.
I will run a very comprehensive panel of tests – around 40 different in all. Hopefully we will find a problem we can treat and that will let us move forward. Even if we can’t find a cause, what we can do is some very careful monitoring of your next pregnancy.
Whatever the outcome, I will be there to support you and help you make good, informed decisions – even when you’re emotional.
Approximately 15 to 20% of all pregnancies end in miscarriage. Although miscarriage can happen any time before 20 weeks, most take place in the first twelve weeks of pregnancy.
Phone: (02) 9248 0200
Sydney: City Fertility, Gateway Level 18, 1 Macquarie Place, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Bondi Junction: GOALS Bondi Junction, Suite 1605A, Level 16, Westfield Tower 2, 101 Grafton Street, Bondi Junction NSW 2022
Northern Beaches: 6 Hilmer Street, Frenchs Forest NSW 2086