Care programme for recurrent miscarriages
Maybe you've experienced this? Extremely happy with the confirmation of pregnancy, and then bitter disappointment: the pregnancy is not progressing or ends in a miscarriage.
Unfortunately, you are not alone: many pregnancies end prematurely. Depending on when this happens, it is referred to as a miscarriage or not.
See “Recurrent miscarriage?
” We also talk about the possible causes.
Consultations - Where and when?
By appointment, On Monday or Thursday
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Multidisciplinary research project
The Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and UZ Brussel are currently conducting various studies related to recurrent implantation failure or recurrent miscarriage.
Correct definition is important
- Two clinical studies (T4life and ALife2) focus respectively on thyroid gland disorders and coagulation problems. They are being done in conjunction with the University of Amsterdam.
- The VUB research group REIM (Reproductive Immunology and Implantation) is conducting fundamental scientific research into specific genetic aspects and immunological factors.
- There is also a study (in co-operation with the University of Warwick) into the capacity of the endometrium to adequately react to early pregnancy.
One problem with the research into (recurrent) miscarriages is that the terminology is not used in the same way everywhere and by everyone, and that includes specialists or in (international) scientific literature.
For instance, the early loss of a pregnancy is very quickly referred to as a ‘miscarriage’ whereas there can be a major pathological difference between a loss at six weeks and a loss at twelve weeks.
This lack of uniformity also means that data from the many studies about (recurrent) miscarriage is difficult to in order to come to a global picture.
And in turn this means there is (still) little consensus about the approach of the problem in clinical practice.