Having a miscarriage is always a very distressing experience for any couple who is trying to have a baby.
The distress is usually made worse by not understanding fully what happened and not being able to have a clear explanation on the cause.
Why did this happen is usually the first question asked by our patients.
Unfortunately while we have made some progress in understanding miscarriage it is not always possible to give a clear explanation in all cases.
At the same time we find it is very reassuring for couples to undergo some investigations to exclude some of the causes of miscarriage.
For this reason we have now set up a specialist miscarriage clinic at Femplus.
The clinic is run by Dr Galimberti who has expertise in the area.
At your first consultation we will take a comprehensive medical history and make a plan with you of what investigations should be carried out.
Different types of miscarriage require different investigations and that is why the plan for investigations need to be personalised.
At your first consultation (done between day 1-10 of your cycle) you also will undergo a special scan with contrast which is essential to identify underlying anomalies in the womb which can cause miscarriage.
You then will return for your blood investigations as decided in your personal plan.
If you do become pregnant again we will be there to support you with our EARLY PREGNANCY CLINIC. While obviously more frequent ultrasounds DO not reduce the risk of miscarriage, we do find that patients have a better experience if they know what is happening sooner instead of discovering that the pregnancy has stopped many weeks after the event.