Nerissa S. Guballa, MD
Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Upper East Side, New York, NY
As many as 15% to 20% of pregnancies end in miscarriage. Nerissa Guballa, MD, is available to help you through this painful experience at her practice in the Upper East Side of New York. At Nerissa Guballa MD PC, she helps you through the emotional toll and any physical effects experienced following a pregnancy loss. She also helps you understand any implications for future pregnancies so you can go on to have a healthy baby. If you have questions about miscarriage, call the office or schedule an appointment online.
Miscarriage Q & A
What are miscarriage and recurrent miscarriage?
A miscarriage is the loss of a pregnancy before week 13. Although miscarriages are fairly common, it doesn’t make the process any easier for a woman. Dr. Guballa offers support to help you through this difficult time. Most women who experience early pregnancy loss go on to have a successful pregnancy.
If you have two or more miscarriages, it’s diagnosed as recurrent miscarriage. Repeated pregnancy loss warrants testing to determine the cause of the problem. Dr. Guballa helps you get to the root of your problem and overcome it. She’ll do extensive workups of women who’ve experienced miscarriage to help prevent it from happening again in the future.
What causes a miscarriage?
Usually, random genetic abnormalities are responsible for at least half of miscarriages. When the egg is fertilized, a random event causes it to have extra or missing chromosomes, so it’s not viable.
Sometimes, inherited mutations, such as thrombophilias, can increase clotting risks and chances of miscarriage. Dr. Guballa can diagnose this by listening to your family history and personal history, and order the appropriate blood tests.
She’ll help you understand that miscarriage is not your fault and that you can try again to create the family of your dreams.
Can I get pregnant after a miscarriage?
If you do wish to get pregnant again, Dr. Guballa ensures there’s no medical reason to stop you from trying. She offers recommendations as to when you can start having intercourse again following a miscarriage and when you should try again for pregnancy. Every woman is different, depending on their physical and emotional response to pregnancy loss.
Dr. Guballa also offers advice on how to eat healthy, manage stress, normalize your weight, stop smoking, and exercise to be as healthy as possible to support a pregnancy. Taking all the right steps doesn’t always prevent a miscarriage, but it can help to know you’re doing the absolute best you can to promote a healthy, successful pregnancy.
Dr. Guballa understands the emotional pain of miscarriage and infertility. Call her office or schedule an appointment online to receive compassionate care if you suspect miscarriage or experienced one.