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J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2015 Jan;28(1):63-7. doi: 10.3109/14767058.2014.900752. Epub 2014 Apr 9.

Index pregnancy versus post-index pregnancy in patients with recurrent pregnancy loss.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and.



To compare pregnancy outcomes of two consecutive pregnancies in a cohort of women with recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL), in order to determine the long-term prognosis of women with RPL managed in a dedicated RPL clinic.


A retrospective cohort study including 262 patients with two or more consecutive pregnancy losses followed by two subsequent pregnancies--index pregnancy (IP) and post-index pregnancy (PIP). All patients were evaluated and treated in the RPL clinic in the Soroka University Medical Center.


Comparing IP with PIP, no significant difference in perinatal outcome was observed. The perinatal outcome remained encouraging with approximately 73% birth rate (73.7% versus 72.5%; p=0.83). Only 11% of the women with RPL continued to experience pregnancy losses for two subsequent pregnancies. In a multivariate logistic regression analysis, number of miscarriages pre-Index was the only factor independently associated with birth in the PIP.


There is no significant difference between IP and PIP regarding perinatal outcome. Appropriate management in the RPL clinic conferred a significant beneficial effect on long-term pregnancy outcome of a cohort of women with RPL.


Birth rate; index pregnancy; long-term outcome; post-index pregnancy; pregnancy outcome; recurrent miscarriage; recurrent pregnancy loss

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