Our Recurrent Pregnancy Loss (RPL) Clinic is a nurse led clinic run every Tuesday and Thursday. We have doctors assigned to see new patients who are not pregnant and to scan pregnant patients weekly for support and monitoring.
In this clinic, we apply an evidence-based approach to treatment. We run tests and try to establish as quickly as possible if there is any underlying reason for a couple experiencing RPL.
Women can be seen in the RPL clinic if they are:
Your GP can arrange a number of investigations before you come to the RPL clinic that will allow us to provide answers for you more quickly. These include:
We offer a clinic review and appropriate investigation for all women referred to us. We can then tailor our management for you, depending on the cause of your pregnancy losses.
In just over half the couples we see, no specific cause is found. This is what we call 'unexplained' RPL. We offer these couples advice on lifestyle factors and early pregnancy support and monitoring through the first trimester of the next pregnancy.
The chance of a successful pregnancy with these measures is around 70%. Where an underlying cause for their RPL is found, couples will be offered specific treatment to help improve their chances of a live birth in the future.