Genetic abnormalities are one of the more common causes for miscarriage. The expression "It's nature's way..." is often accurate; the body has rejected a fetus because something was not quite right. We know that approximately half of miscarried pregnancies have a chromosomal problem and we check for these errors.

Chromosome studies of the pregnancy products can identify a numeric chromosomal cause for pregnancy failure and may help explain why it failed. Knowing if a chromosome abnormality was present, or not, can also help estimate the likelihood for further miscarriage. If no abnormality is found the cause of miscarriage is more likely to be related to other factors. If we find an abnormal result your doctor will be able to explain to you the risk of recurrence for future pregnancies. If no abnormality is found there may be other causes for your pregnancy loss and other tests may be requested by your doctor.