Recurrent miscarriage is a complex and controversial issue but it can be successfully treated step by step. First, if you can get pregnant naturally you are halfway there. If you cannot get pregnant without assisted reproductive technology you must attack your problem on two fronts. You must see the issue as having
- a physical component and
- an immune component.
Physical complications of pregnancy can be overcome through the use of a variety of assisted reproductive techniques.
- Immune Testing
- Other Resources
Dr. William H. Kutteh, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Kutteh is Director of Fertility Associates of Memphis and board-certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Dr Kutteh is also Laboratory Director for Memphis Fertility Laboratory, Inc. and Reproductive Laboratory, Inc. In addition to Reproductive Endocrinology, Dr. Kutteh is also board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Immunology. He is the author of more than 200 publications and has lectured internationally in his field. He is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine where has presented courses on Recurrent Pregnancy Loss among others. Dr. Kutteh has been named one of America’s Top Obstetricians and Gynecologists each year since 2002, a Best Doctor in America annually since 2001, and one of Memphis’ Best Doctors each year since 1999.
The Alan E. Beer Center for Reproductive Immunology & Genetics
The Alan E. Beer Center for Reproductive Immunology & Genetics researches and treats couples who experience recurrent miscarriages, multiple pregnancy losses or repeated in vitro fertilization failures. They offer comprehensive testing and boast an 85% success rate in achieving successful pregnancies for these couples.
Inflammatory Effector Mechanisms Laboratory, Dr. Jane Salmon
Dr. Salmon is Professor of Medicine and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Weill Medical College and the Collette Kean Research Professor at Hospital for Special Surgery.
SHER Institutes for Reproductive Medicine
Specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of Immunologic Implantation Failure.
- Comprehensive Recurrent Miscarriage Information
Recurrent Miscarriage: causes, evaluation, and treatment
Medscape Women’s Health 1998 May;3(3):2 (ISSN: 1521-2076)
BooksGrieving Reproductive Loss: The Healing Process by Kathleen Gray and Anne Lassance
Gene Tied to Late Miscarriage
By Carolyn Abraham - Globe and Mail
Heparin prevents antiphospholipid antibody-induced fetal loss by inhibiting complement activation.
Girardi G, Redecha P, Salmon JE.
Scientists on Trail of Miscarriage Mystery
By Luma Muhtadie - Globe and Mail
Pregnancy outcome in recurrent spontaneous abortion associated with antiphospholipid antibodies: a comparative study of intravenous immunoglobulin versus prednisone plus low-dose aspirin
Am J Reprod Immunol 2001 Mar;45(3):174-9 (ISSN: 1046-7408)
Successful uterine steroid therapy in a case with a history of ten miscarriages
Am J Reprod Immunol 2000 Oct;44(4):253-5 (ISSN: 1046-7408)
Is the paternal mononuclear cells' immunization a successful treatment for recurrent spontaneous abortion?
Am J Reprod Immunol 2000 Sep;44(3):129-35 (ISSN: 1046-7408)
The use of intravenous immunoglobulin in sine causa or alloimmune recurrent spontaneous abortion (RSA)
Panminerva Med 2000 Sep;42(3):193-5 (ISSN: 0031-0808)
Pregnancy after four recurrent pregnancy losses: a case report
Ginekol Pol 2000 Jun;71(6):536-41 (ISSN: 0017-0011)
Effects of paternal lymphocyte immunization on peripheral Th1/Th2 balance and TCR V beta and V gamma repertoire usage of patients with recurrent spontaneous abortions
Am J Reprod Immunol 2000 Feb;43(2):107-15 (ISSN: 1046-7408)
Pregnancy complications in women with recurrent miscarriage associated with antiphospholipid antibodies treated with low dose aspirin and heparin
Br J Obstet Gynaecol 1999 Feb;106(2):102-7 (ISSN: 0306-5456)
Is there a role for antithrombotic therapy in the prevention of pregnancy loss?
Haemostasis 1999 Dec;29 Suppl S1:112-20 (ISSN: 0301-0147)
Habitual abortions in 678 healthy patients: investigation and prevention
Hum Reprod 1999 Aug;14(8):2106-9 (ISSN: 0268-1161)
Utilization of intravenous immunoglobulin therapy to treat recurrent pregnancy loss in the antiphospholipid syndrome: a review
Scand J Rheumatol Suppl 1998;107:97-102 (ISSN: 0301-3847)
Re-evaluation of immunomodulator treatments for recurrent abortions
Rev Med Brux 1998 Apr;19(2):69-72 (ISSN: 0035-3639)
Immunotherapy before and during pregnancy improves pregnancy outcome in women who suffer from recurrent abortion and did not benefit from immunotherapy before pregnancy
Am J Reprod Immunol 1998 Jan;39(1):12-5 (ISSN: 1046-7408)
Recurrent fetal death and antiphospholipid antibody syndrome: A case report
Ginecol Obstet Mex 1997 Dec;65:523-8 (ISSN: 0300-9041)
Antiphospholipid antibodies, infertility and recurrent miscarriage
Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol 1997 Aug;9(4):279-82 (ISSN: 1040-872X)
Clinical and immunological condition of newborns of mothers treated for recurrent spontaneous abortions with paternal lymphocytes immunization
Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 1997 May;73(1):55-61 (ISSN: 0301-2115)
Immunotherapy for recurrent spontaneous abortion.
Early Pregnancy 1995 Mar;1(1):13-26 (ISSN: 1354-4195)