Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
April 23, 2016•10 min
Recurrent miscarriage, also known as recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL), is defined as two or more consecutive miscarriages. A miscarriage is defined as the spontaneous loss of a clinically-recognized pregnancy before the 20th week. Clinically recognized means the fetus has been identified with ultrasound or through tissue after the pregnancy loss.About two-thirds of women who have suffered recurrent pregnancy loss have a successful pregnancy in subsequent efforts. William Ziegler, DO, FACOG., is here to explaine how a healthy lifestyle can help improve your odds: getting moderate exercise, controlling weight, quitting smoking and reducing alcohol and caffeine intake may be beneficial in avoiding RPL.