Lora Shahine, MD, FACOG is a board certified Reproductive Endocrinologist currently practicing at Pacific NW Fertility and IVF Specialists in Seattle. Originally from North Carolina, Dr. Shahine graduated with a bachelor of science in biology from Georgetown University in Washington, DC, and completed her training in medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of California at San Francisco, and fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at Stanford University.
The majority of miscarriages happen in the first trimester and the risk increases with age, certain medical conditions, and reproductive history. The most common cause of first trimester miscarriage is a genetic issue within the embryo, specifically a chromosome imbalance. There are some medical factors in the people conceiving that can lead to increased risk of miscarriage, so an evaluation may include testing anatomy, hormone levels, immune issues, genetics, and counseling may include lifestyle changes to optimize overall health.12 December 2021