15 September 2022
New scientific research gives hope to women with repeat miscarriages

Repeat miscarriages: does the immune system play a role?

In women trying to conceive, 1-3% experience repeated miscarriages. For more than 50% of these women, a cause for the miscarriages has yet to be found. New research from Maastricht University (UM) and the Maastricht University Medical Centre+ (MUMC+) shows that the immune system’s Natural Killer (NK) cells may be involved. In women with repeated miscarriages, the NK cells have characteristics which may prevent them from optimally fulfilling their role as guardians.