Unfortunately, between 10-15% of pregnancies miscarry before 13 weeks and the risk goes up with increasing maternal age.
Recurrent miscarriage can be devastating with 5% of women having 2 or more miscarriages, and 1% of women have 3 or more miscarriages.
There are several possible causes of miscarriage including genetic causes, uterine abnormalities, immune system abnormalities, blood clotting disorders and hormone imbalance although sometimes a cause is not found which makes miscarriage even more difficult for a couple.
A thorough history, examination and investigations may help to determine the cause and help to improve the chances of a health pregnancy in the future.
Fortunately, many couples who experience a miscarriage will go onto achieve a healthy pregnancy spontaneously, however, some couples may need assistance with ovulation induction of IVF.
Read more about pregnancy loss from the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.
A hydatidiform mole (gestational trophoblastic disease) occurs when the placenta burrows into the uterine wall – hence the name. It occurs in approximately 1/2000 pregnancies and is usually diagnosed after having a curette.
Depending on the type of mole you will need more regular follow up. Most women can fall pregnant with a healthy pregnancy after having a molar pregnancy.
Bloom Women’s health has precautions in place to help protect us as COVID 19 evolves.
In keeping with the Qld Government guidelines in healthcare settings we ask that both you and your support person where a mask to your appointment, use the Check in Qld app on arrival and practice good hand hygiene using the hand sanitisers provided.
We ask that you contact 1300HEALTH (13 43 25 84) for advice about testing for COVID-19 if you
• Have arrived from interstate or overseas in the last 14 days or
• Had close contact with someone who has arrived from interstate or overseas;
• Are unwell with a fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, fatigue, shortness of breath or loss or smell or taste;
Have been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19