Fertility treatments can help you achieve pregnancy after miscarriage
For most women, pregnancy after miscarriage is possible. After a woman experiences a miscarriage, they can have feelings of joy, uncertainty and even apprehension when they find out they are pregnant again. Our San Antonio fertility doctor will closely follow your pregnancy and help make the transition to your obstetrician a smooth one.
Testing can help make pregnancy after miscarriage possible
Patients with recurrent miscarriages (two or more) may benefit from additional testing. This testing may reveal a hormonal abnormality or a uterine problem. Less commonly an autoimmune or parental genetic problem may be revealed. It is important to address these problems before another pregnancy occurs to minimize the chance of another miscarriage.
Dr. Munch will check pregnancy hormones closely during the first week of pregnancy to make sure they are rising as expected and identify whether other hormonal support is needed.
If you have a history of ectopic pregnancies, you should have an early ultrasound a week or two after the pregnancy test. This can confirm that the pregnancy is properly located inside the uterus and relieve any concerns about another ectopic pregnancy.
When to announce your pregnancy
Most miscarriages happen in the first trimester due to genetic issues that don’t let the baby continue with development. After the first trimester, the pregnancy loss rate drops to about 1%. This is usually the best time to share the joy of pregnancy with other family members and friends. However, some may choose to inform their closest kin after the first ultrasound identifies a growing embryo with a strong heartbeat.
If you have experienced miscarriage and have concerns about pregnancy after miscarriage, contact our San Antonio fertility doctor. Our team can advise you on the best treatments and testing to help you conceive and welcome a healthy baby. We are ready to help you move forward toward the family you are dreaming of.