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Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

Recurrent pregnancy loss, or RPL, is defined as three or more miscarriages before 20 weeks of pregnancy. The risk of a single miscarriage ranges from 15 percent to 50 percent or more per pregnancy, depending on the woman's age.

About 1 percent of couples experience RPL, which is an emotionally challenging experience.

Our approach to recurrent pregnancy loss

UCSF's reproductive endocrinologists specialize in helping women and couples with RPL. We provide thorough fertility evaluations to uncover the cause of RPL, when possible, as well as proven approaches to preventing future miscarriages.

We recognize the emotional toll that RPL can take on our patients. We closely monitor all subsequent pregnancies, providing care and support during what is often an anxiety-provoking time. Our team psychologist is available to provide additional support.