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Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology:
doi: 10.1097/GRF.0b013e31802f1c28
First Trimester Pregnancy Complications

Evaluation and Management of Recurrent Early Pregnancy Loss

STEPHENSON, MARY MD, MSc* †; KUTTEH, WILLIAM MD, PhD, HCLD

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Abstract

Recurrent pregnancy loss affects up to 5% of couples trying to establish a family. Evaluation classically begins after 3 consecutive miscarriages of less than 10 weeks of gestation but may be warranted earlier if a prior miscarriage was found to be euploid, or if there is concomitant infertility and/or advancing maternal age. The evaluation begins with an extensive history and physical, followed by a diagnostic screening protocol. Management must be evidence-based; unproven treatments should be avoided. If no factor is identified, many couples will still eventually have a successful pregnancy outcome with supportive therapy alone.

© 2007 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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