Finding the right doctor for evaluation and care for recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL) can be quite the process. I am often not the first doctor patients have seen for a consult about miscarriages, and they often tell me stories of frustration, feeling ignored, and leaving visits with providers with more questions than answers.
Recent advances in fertility treatment have given women more flexibility and options to plan for motherhood through such popular technology as oocyte cryopreservation (egg freezing) and embryo cryopreservation (embryo freezing).
We discuss that PGT testing is not perfect and estimates are that when an embryo is identified as normal that is accurate about 97-99% of the time. The challenge is when embryos are identified as abnormal the accuracy is lower and up to 10-15% of embryos can be “overcalled” this is due to the way in which embryos are biopsied and the goal of assuring a normal embryo is truly normal.
Miscarriage: For any woman that has had one, it is very hard to see or hear that word. It can bring many emotions or even cause a woman to shut down. It is still hard for me, even now. Let me start from the beginning.
Baby Box University is an educational service provided by The Baby Box Co. in coordination with committed medical professionals, maternal health advocates and child development specialists for the purposes of reducing infant mortality and empowering parents.