Miscarriage and Early Pregnancy Loss
WE Health Clinic can provide miscarriage or early pregnancy loss (EPL) treatment. If you have a pregnancy that is found to be non-viable, or not growing, we can help you. Our services are available at a much lower cost than a physician’s office or hospital setting. Some hospitals charge thousands of dollars.
During a pregnancy loss, the pregnancy leaves the uterus through the cervix and the vagina. Vaginal bleeding or spotting, cramping, and back pressure are symptoms of pregnancy loss. These symptoms may be minor or severe, lasting a few days or weeks. These symptoms can be part of a normal pregnancy, but it is important to have more tests done by a doctor to determine what is going on with your pregnancy.
A clinician can do an ultrasound of the uterus to find out what is going on. If a pregnancy loss has started, it is not possible to stop your body from continuing to pass the pregnancy tissue.
If the pregnancy tissue does not pass on its own, or if you would prefer to help your body pass the pregnancy more quickly, you have options. Miscarriage/EPL treatment at WE Health Clinic involves either an in-clinic suction procedure or taking medications to help pass your pregnancy. We will prepare you for what to expect and how to take care of yourself afterwards.
Fees and Payment
If you have insurance, we can bill that for you. Most insurance covers miscarriage/EPL treatment.
If you don’t have insurance, our out-of-pocket fee can much lower than the thousands of dollars charged at a hospital.
You are not alone: Miscarriage/EPL is an often under-discussed topic in reproductive health. It is very common, it’s is estimated that 1 in 5 pregnancies end in miscarriage/EPL.
It’s not your fault: The vast majority of miscarriage/EPL is due to factors out of your control, such as genetic abnormalities. Past abortions, sex, exercise, mild falls, spicy foods, and most medications do not cause an early pregnancy loss. There is a higher chance of a pregnancy loss with older age, some chronic illnesses, some infections, changes in the uterus, and severe injury.
Will I be able to get pregnant afterwards? Most people who have experienced a miscarriage/EPL go on to have healthy pregnancies. The in-clinic suction procedure or the medications used during miscarriage/EPL treatment do not affect future fertility, with the exception of very rare complications. About 1 in 100 people experience recurrent miscarriage/EPL, which is defined as someone who experiences three or more consecutive pregnancy losses. Our physician will discuss your previous miscarriage/EPL history and what it means for your future fertility.