Miscarriages are common, occurring in 15-20% of all pregnancies, usually in the first trimester (up to 13 weeks). One or even two miscarriages are not, by themselves, indicative of future infertility. Nonetheless, they may leave patients concerned and questioning their ability to have a live birth.
More than half of the time, couples will go on to have healthy children, unassisted, after losing two pregnancies. However, you may want to look more closely at possible causes if you have not had a live birth and have had two or more miscarriages.
While oftentimes the reasons for miscarriage are not obvious, many patients go on to have a successful third pregnancy. Even after two miscarriages, there’s a 65% chance your third pregnancy will end in a live birth.
However, if a cause is discovered, it may be easy to fix, and finding the cause at this point may prevent further losses and emotional stress. After two miscarriages, you have what is known as recurrent pregnancy loss and you may benefit from the diagnostic testing noted above to see if there is a reason why you are miscarrying.
The intent of the above studies is to find a cause for the miscarriages, but in up to 50-75% of the cases, the testing comes back normal without any obvious answer.
This means that the EmbryoScope can help an embryologist predict a lot about the further development and pregnancy potential of each embryo. These crucial developmental changes can only be observed with the help of the EmbryoScope’s time lapse camera.
With the aid of this priceless information, the very best embryos can be selected by the Embryologists for transfer. Patients can achieve greater success, in a shorter time frame which can make all the difference.