Miscarriage is the most common type of pregnancy loss under 20 weeks. The reasons for miscarriage are varied, and most often are not identified. This time of loss can be especially difficult for mothers and fathers of the unborn baby as pregnancy is usually a very joyful time of expectancy. It is estimated that anywhere between 10% to 25% of pregnancies will end in miscarriage, and while that may seem like a high percentage it does not make a miscarriage any easier to go through for all involved. At Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates, P.A. we are here to help women who are pregnant through every stage of their pregnancies. If a miscarriage does happen, our entire staff is dedicated to providing the most sensitive and gentle care to you. We welcome patients into our practice as members of our family, and your loss is also our loss.
There are different treatment options available for women who do go through a miscarriage. Treatment depends upon the time frame in which the miscarriage occurs, and all options will be discussed on a personal basis depending on the situation. Most miscarriages are believed to be caused by chromosomal abnormalities, so women can take the guilt off of themselves that they have done anything to cause the loss of their pregnancy. While certain lifestyle choices (i.e. smoking, alcohol or drug use, malnutrition, and excessive caffeine) can cause miscarriage, for most women they will not know the exact reason for their loss. The physicians at Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates, P.A. understand that this is an emotionally difficult time, and we do our best to provide the gentle care that you need and deserve.
There is hope after a miscarriage. The success rate of women becoming pregnant again following a miscarriage and carrying a baby to term is extremely high. Of course, this fact does not detract from the emotional and physical loss that parents have suffered, but there is hope. The physicians and nurses at Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates, P.A. consider it a privilege to walk with you through every stage of your pregnancy, and we are committed to mixing excellent medical care with sensitivity and compassion.