Plaza Towers OBGYN -  - OB-GYN

Plaza Towers OBGYN

OB-GYNs located in Westchester, Los Angeles, CA & Santa Monica, CA

Recurrent Miscarriages Specialist

Many factors can contribute to recurrent miscarriages. Dr. Bruksch uses state-of-the-art techniques to diagnose the causes of miscarriages in Santa Monica, CA, women so they can get the treatment they need to help them carry a pregnancy to full term.

Recurrent Miscarriages Q&A

Is recurrent pregnancy loss the same as infertility?

No, infertility is considered distinct from recurrent pregnancy loss. Recurrent pregnancy loss is defined as being pregnant and losing a pregnancy two or more times. Having an evaluation by an experienced ob-gyn is essential if you've experienced more than one miscarriage, especially if the cause of either or both were undetermined.

What causes recurrent miscarriages?

Several factors can contribute to recurrent miscarriages, including:

  • older maternal age

  • genetic/chromosomal abnormalities

  • hormonal abnormalities or imbalance

  • disease or abnormalities related to metabolism, such as poorly controlled diabetes

  • uterine abnormalities including structural defects

  • antiphospholipid syndrome

Despite the number of potential causes, between 50 percent and 75 percent of recurrent miscarriages have an undetermined cause.

How are recurrent miscarriages treated?

Treatment for couples who have experienced multiple miscarriages will vary based on the underlying cause. Having an in-depth physical exam and careful evaluation is the best way to determine what types of steps can be taken to prevent additional pregnancy loss in the future.

What can I do to prevent an unexplained miscarriage?

The best way to prevent future unexplained miscarriage is to make lifestyle changes to optimize your health and wellness before you get pregnant and during your pregnancy. These include:

  • eating a balanced diet

  • taking folic acid supplements before pregnancy

  • quitting smoking

  • avoiding alcohol and caffeine

  • getting adequate exercise

  • maintaining a healthy weight

  • practicing stress management techniques

Many couples find having counseling or working with a support group can also help them cope with recurrent miscarriages and reduce stress that may have an impact on maternal and fetal health.

If I've had an unexplained pregnancy loss, will I be able to get pregnant in the future?

Studies show nearly three-quarters of couples who experience an unexplained miscarriage are able to carry their next baby to term.


Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "Dr. Lawrence Bruksch is a fabulous OB/GYN. I've been his patient for eighteen years and have been very pleased with his knowledge, care and professionalism."

    Jena J.
  • Yelp

    "I've had to have a couple of procedures performed, and I felt comfortable in his hands. I would highly recommend him."

    Kitty A.
  • Yelp

    "Excellent!! I'm so happy they opened up a location in Westchester. The service is great and the doctors are amazing!"

    Kathryn B.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Chang is great, I highly recommend him. I gave birth to my son Luca under his care, I would go back with him again."

    Barbara RV.
  • Yelp

    "I love going to appointments because they were so thoughtful and answered all my questions (and as a first time mom, I had a lot)."

    C. Nangle
  • Yelp

    "I highly recommend Dr. Bruksch for anyone who is seeking great care and a knowledgeable and trustworthy doctor."

    Sadie S.
  • RateMDs

    "He answered all my questions, & then helped fix symptoms I thought couldn't be helped. I am now living much better than before & am appreciative that I saw Dr. Chang!"

  • RateMDs

    "I love Plaza Towers! I've been going to this doc's office since 2008, they took care of both my pregnancies."

  • Yelp

    "I would recommend Dr Chang to anyone and we are truly forever thankful for his knowledge and for sincerely caring for us."

    Adriana R.
  • Yelp

    "They were all professional, efficient and were patient answering the zillion questions I had. I would recommend any doctor in this practice without exception."

    Kate A.
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