Recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL) is estimated to occur in 2.5% of women trying to conceive. Definition of RPL varies depending on used guideline. In Europe, RPL is defined as two or more lost pregnancies before 24 weeks’ gestation. Although many factors have been associated with a higher risk of recurrent miscarriage, the aetiology is unknown in about half of cases. Several factors have been related to recurrent pregnancy loss, such as: environmental, behavioral, genetic, endocrine, metabolic, autoimmune, anatomic, thrombophilia and male factor. Given the multitude of etiopathogenic factors, RPL frequently requires an interdisciplinary approach for diagnosis and treatment. By its repetitive nature, RPL represents a psychological trauma on the couple who wants to conceive a child. Consequently, empathy and support are also necessary to be integrated in the therapeutic approach in the case of couples with recurrent miscarriage.
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Balalau, Denisa Oana; Augustin, Fernanda-Ecaterina; Bogheanu, Delia-Maria; Negulescu, Alin-Gabriel; Sima, Romina-Marina; Dumitriu, Anca Silvia; Paunica, Stana; and Ples, Liana
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