At CARE we think you might benefit from specialist investigations if you have:
Sadly, there are likely to be many reasons why an embryo doesn’t attach in the uterus or miscarries in early pregnancy. Medical science has yet to help us fully understand all the possible reasons but in general terms miscarriage or implantation failure can arise either because the embryo is not viable or because the environment of the uterus isn’t as it should be.
We do know from scientific evidence that genetic abnormalities in embryos increase with the age of the egg provider. It is also possible for a perfectly healthy person to have rearrangements in their chromosomes that don’t cause any problems for them, but cause serious genetic imbalances in embryos created with their eggs or sperm. Genetic abnormalities can lead to failed implantation and miscarriage.
The conditions in the uterus have to be just right for an embryo to implant.
We do two levels of tests to investigate possible causes of implantation failure or miscarriage, these include tests for chromosomal abnormalities, CAREunity and DNA damage or oxidative stress in the sperm.
If you would like more information on any of these tests and to find out if they are suitable for you, you will be able to discuss with your doctor at your consultation. We also have detailed Patient Information documents on all of our tests and treatments.