Recurrent Miscarriage Investigations

What is recurrent miscarriage?

At present the definition of recurrent miscarriage is three or more miscarriages before 12 weeks in a row. Many hospitals do not offer investigations until three miscarriages have occurred, however some will investigate after two miscarriages. At Cherish-UK we believe that having two miscarriages in a row is very distressing and we are able to offer you investigations if this happens.

What are the causes of recurrent miscarriage?

There are a number of factors that may contribute to causing recurrent miscarriage.

  • Age: As a woman ages her risk of miscarriage will increase. Over the age of 40 the risk of having a miscarriage may be as high as 1 in 2 pregnancies (50%)
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS) & clotting factors: APS is a condition that makes your blood more likely to clot. It is also known as ‘Hugh’s Syndrome’ or ‘Sticky Blood Syndrome’. Having blood that is more likely to clot increases your risk of having a miscarriage because there is not enough oxygen supply being delivered to the developing pregnancy.
  • Genetic factors: Sometimes recurrent miscarriages can occur if one partner has a genetic abnormality in one of their chromosomes. This may not cause any problems with the parent but can cause a developing pregnancy to be affected causing miscarriage.
  • Uterine abnormality: Sometimes the uterus (womb) is not shaped as it should be and this may contribute to a miscarriage if the abnormality is severe.
  • Diabetes and thyroid problems: Diabetes and thyroid problems can increase the risk of miscarriage if they are not well controlled.
  • Immune factors: There is some evidence that recurrent miscarriage may occur if there is an abnormality with the function and number of natural killer cells in the uterus.
  • Other risk factors: Being overweight increases the risk of miscarriage. Smoking and drinking too much caffeine can also increase the risk. Excessive alcohol intake is also harmful to a developing pregnancy and may increase the risk of miscarriage.

What investigations are available?

The following investigations are available at Cherish-UK. You may wish to have all or just some of the investigations. We can advise you at your consultation of the most appropriate investigations for you.

  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome & clotting factors: Bloods are taken for Lupus Anticoagulant, Anticardiolipin Antibodies, Factor V Leiden, Protein S and Protein C levels. These blood tests need to be performed when you are not pregnant as if you are pregnant it may give a false reading.
  • Genetic factors: Karyotyping bloods are taken from both partners to assess for any genetic abnormality that may cause miscarriage.
  • Uterine abnormality: A 2D and 3D ultrasound scan can be performed to assess for abnormalities of the uterus that may contribute to a risk of miscarriage.

How do I get my results?

Your results will be emailed to you once they are received. If a problem is found then we can advise you of the next step.

How do I book for recurrent miscarriage investigations?

Cherish-UK is a private clinic, you can self refer and arrange an appointment at your convenience. To book for recurrent miscarriage investigations please telephone us on 0121 354 4777 or 07580 611 879, fill out our online enquiry form or email us at info@cherish-uk.com

Recurrent Miscarriage Investigations Fees

Antiphospholipid & clotting factors testing

£450.00

Please note we need at least 24 hours notice to arrange these blood tests

 

Karyotyping (per person)

£350.00

 

Please note that some of the blood tests need to be delivered to the laboratory within a short time frame and will require a courier at an additional cost of £170. You will be informed if this is necessary at the time of booking.

Ultrasound Scan Fees

Monday - Saturday

£80.00

 

Sunday 9.30am - 12pm

£100.00

 
Credit Card payments welcome

Payment is required by cash or card on arrival at the clinic. We do not accept cheques.

 

Cancellation Policy

Please be aware that Cherish UK has a 24 hour notice cancellation policy. If you do not attend on the day and have not made contact to cancel your appointment we reserve the right to charge the full fee.

 

Ovulation Calculator & Fertility Calendar

Are you trying to get pregnant & wondering when am I most fertile? or when do I ovulate?
With our ovulation calculator and fertility calendar you can identify your most fertile days and increase your chances of getting pregnant.

 

Payment

Credit Card payments welcome

Payment is required by cash or card on arrival at the clinic. We do not accept cheques.

Cancellation Policy
Please be aware that Cherish-UK has a 24 hour notice cancellation policy.

If you do not attend on the day and have not made contact to cancel your appointment we reserve the right to charge the full fee.

Early Pregnancy & Fertility Scan Fees

Our early pregnancy & fertility scan fees cover all aspects of your appointment which will include the following:

  • Full Consultation
  • Transabdominal Scan or Transvaginal Scan
  • Black and White Scan Image(s)
  • Scan Report

Please Note: It may be necessary for both a transabdominal and transvaginal scan to be performed. If this is the case then no extra charge is made.

 
 

Monday - Saturday

£80.00

 

Sunday 9.30am - 12pm

£100.00

 

Baby Gender Scan or Sexing Scan Fees

A gender scan, also called a sexing scan will determine the sex / gender of your baby. This scan can be performed between 16-20 weeks of your pregnancy.

 
 

Monday - Saturday

£60.00

 

- Twin Pregnancy

£80.00

 

Sunday 9.30am - 12pm

£80.00

 

- Twin Pregnancy

£100.00

 

Special Offer Scan Packages

1. Early Pregnancy Scan Offer
Buy one Early Pregnancy scan for £80, any other 2D pregnancy scans within the same pregnancy at intervals of your choice up to 30 weeks will be charged at £60 each.

 

2. Follicle Tracking Scans Package
This will include 3 follicle tracking scans on alternate days within the same cycle for £200, any further tracking scans within the same cycle will be charged at £50 each. PLEASE NOTE: The Follicle Tracking Scans Package is not available for patients having IVF monitoring.

UK / Overseas Fertility Clinics

Cherish-UK has links with fertility clinics both abroad and in the UK and provides fertility scanning services for patients undergoing fertility treatment. Please take a look at the fertility clinics we are linked with.

Cherish UK Standards of Care

Located in Birmingham, West Midlands

Cherish-UK is centrally located in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, West Midlands, close to Birmingham City Centre having easy access from Birmingham, Tamworth, Erdington, Great Barr, Lichfield, Burntwood, Aldridge, Walsall, South Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

Situated within a short walk from Sutton Coldfield train station, there are regular rail connections to Birmingham's New Street Station. See contact us for further information.