Have you had multiple miscarriages? Multiple miscarriages has been defined by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) as ‘having had two or more miscarriages’. ACOG also recommends further testing if someone has had three or more miscarriages. In some cases, there can be an underlying genetic explanation for this, including:
Has it recently been determined that you, as a couple, have an increased risk to have a child with a genetic condition? Couples that have an increased risk to have a child with a genetic condition often have the option of preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), or testing embryos prior to implantation during the in vitro fertilization process (IVF) for various types of genetic conditions. Some of the main categories of these conditions are:
*** It is also important for couples who are at increased risk to have a child with a hereditary condition to know about alternative options, such as donor sperm, donor eggs, or donor embryos, in order to ensure they can move forward with the best option for them.