Mr. Shehata's perspective of miscarriages.
Nursing & midwifery perspective of miscarriages.
It is a surprise for many couples to discover how common miscarriage actually is. More than one in five pregnancies ends in a miscarriage.
While an individual’s reaction to pregnancy loss varies, most couples find the experience deeply distressing. For too many women and their partners, their distress is made worse by a lack of understanding amongst those around them.
It is also natural that they want an explanation from their doctors of what has gone wrong. The investigation and diagnosis for miscarriage however is not always straightforward and this can add to the anxiety.
‘Recurrent miscarriage’ is diagnosed when a woman miscarries consecutively 3 times, before 9 weeks gestation. Whilst some of these will also be due to bad luck, the probability of there being some other explanation increases the more miscarriages are experienced. Pregnancy loss between 14 and 24 weeks (late miscarriage) is very uncommon. Finding the cause is important for the grief process and crucial to the plan and management of subsequent pregnancies.
A proportion of couples can be diagnosed with a variety of conditions, and the outcome for them after treatment is very good. For others, however, there is no apparent cause of their recurrent miscarriage and the reason for their pregnancy loss remains a ‘supposed mystery’ to medical science.
Possible causes include immune mechanisms, hormonal, thrombophilias (sticky bloods), anatomy, genetic abnormality, infection and others.
At NewLife, a thorough and wide ranging investigations combining cutting edge science and traditional approach of working through couple’s physiology, anatomy, hormones and immune systems, are carried out. The results will enable us to establish the likely cause(s) of a couple’s miscarriage and what treatment can best provide success.
The miscarriage service is lead by the highly experienced and respected miscarriage specialist, Mr Hassan Shehata who acquired his experience and built reputation on researching reproductive immunology causation of first trimester pregnancy loss with several published scientific papers. He has also pioneered several treatment modalities in the field. Mr Austin Ugwumadu who leads the service for late pregnancy loss has published several research papers in the field and pioneered a highly effective and successful management protocol to prevent recurrence.
Our clinic is one of the few centres in the world offering this latest investigations and treatment and we believe we can finally bring relief to thousands of couples who might otherwise give up hope.