Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Consult: Get Answers & Support
When a couple is trying to conceive, having a positive pregnancy test is often a moment of elation! That sense of elation quickly turns to devastation when a miscarriage occurs. Similar sentiments are felt when an IVF cycle fails. With IVF, couples invest an incredible amount of energy, emotion, and money into the process. While there are several potential causes for pregnancy loss or recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL), our male fertility specialists can help you determine if sperm quality is a contributing factor.
What is Recurrent Pregnancy Loss? And How Can It Be Treated?
Recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL) is defined as two or more miscarriages or one failed in-vitro fertilization (IVF) cycle.
While factors like egg quality, uterine lining, and hormonal issues can contribute to RPL, pregnancy loss may also be tied to sperm quality. In many cases, RPL is caused by factors that affect both partners.
Sperm quality is a key contributor to having a full-term pregnancy. Poor sperm morphology (i.e., the size and shape) and the fragmentation of DNA inside the sperm may lead to recurrent pregnancy loss. Many of these male infertility factors may be reversible or treatable. At Posterity Health in Denver, our RPL consultation includes a full male fertility evaluation and an opportunity to discuss your situation with a trained male fertility specialist.