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					         RECURRENT MISCARRIAGE
                                         AND

               NAPROTECHNOLOGY TREATMENT




                A CONTEMPORARY, MEDICAL HOLISTIC APPROACH
                                   TO YOUR FERTILITY




                           CREIGHTON M—O—D—E—L

                                  FertilityCare™ System

                        FERTILITYCARE™ IN HARMONY WITH NATURE




                         Recurrent Miscarriage
Recurrent miscarriages can cause a significant amount of heartache and distress for many
couples.   Medically this condition is defined when a couple have had three or more
consecutive miscarriages. There are multiple factors that may cause miscarriage but
unfortunately the underlying problem often remains unexplained.

FertilityCare™ & NaProTechnology® have the ability to identify couples who are at risk of
miscarriage even before the first miscarriage occurs.

The FertilityCare System can identify

   •   A short luteal phase in the menstrual cycle
   •   Unusual bleeding patterns
   •   Limited cervical mucus flow

all of which are associated with Progesterone deficiency and increased likelihood of
miscarriage.
Pre-menstrual Tension Symptoms (PMT) which last for more than four days each cycle may
also indicate that the couple have an increased risk of miscarriage.

Initial evaluation usually focuses on the woman's FertilityCare™ chart together with timed
hormone evaluation to assess for subtle deficiencies of Progesterone or Oestradiol 17 beta in
the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle. If these hormone levels are found to be below the
normal range, treatment is given to correct the underlying abnormality.

In cases where hormonal evaluation is completely normal, further surgical evaluation of the
woman's uterus (womb) is recommended.            We recommend investigations such as a
hysterosalpingogram or hysteroscopy to evaluate the uterine cavity.         In addition an
endometrial biopsy is taken to evaluate for a possible low-grade endometrial infection which
can sometimes contribute to the cause of miscarriage.

We obtain additional blood tests to evaluate for chromosomal or blood clotting abnormalities
and we evaluate for other physical illnesses, which the woman may have and are recognised
to contribute to recurrent miscarriage.




                        Contributing Factors

Environmental and lifestyle factors are often very significant contributors to miscarriage.
In particular excessive alcohol and cigarette smoking together with a busy stressful working
environment or other lifestyle stress may be the primary reasons why the couple are having
miscarriages.




                                           previous
….”Couples with a history of eight to nine previous
miscarriages have now had successful pregnancies
using this system”


The FertilityCare™ and NaProTechnology approach to managing recurrent miscarriage is
one of searching for the underlying problem and treating whatever we find. In addition once
the couple does conceive, we recommend ongoing hormone support and monitoring
during pregnancy with intramuscular Progesterone injections and HCG support. This is
gradually reduced and discontinued depending on the results of Progesterone blood tests taken
every two weeks during the early stages of pregnancy.

If a couple miscarry with their first attempt at treatment we often recommend having at least
one further attempt with this approach before ceasing treatment.

We often modify treatment for subsequent attempts that may improve the chances of success.
                       Success Rates for
                     Recurrent Miscarriage

Over 70% of couples will eventually have successful treatment using this approach. Couples
with a history of eight to nine previous miscarriages have now had successful pregnancies
using this system, but unfortunately it does not work for everybody. Treatment is safe
and minimally invasive and significantly increases your chances of having a successful
pregnancy.




              General Pregnancy Statistics


   •   98% of couples with healthy fertility achieve a pregnancy within six months of
       using the Creighton Model System

   •   NaProTechnology infertility treatment has approx 60% pregnancy rate

   •   Method effectiveness of the Creighton Model System when used to avoid a pregnancy
       is 99.5%




                             Contact details

To arrange an Introductory Session to discuss the Creighton Model System and obtain an
overview of how NaProTechnology may assist with recurrent miscarriage, please contact
Nicole Parker, FertilityCare™ Practitioner:


                          Central London FertilityCare™ Centre
                            21a Soho Square London W1D 4NR
                     Tel: 020 7437 0892 info@fertilitycarecentre.co.uk
                               www.fertilitycarecentre.co.uk

				
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