What are everyday causes of miscarriages?

(March 23, 2010)

Miscarriage is the term used to define a pregnancy that ends before the child is born. Miscarriages are usually common in the first two trimesters of pregnancy. Symptoms of a miscarriage include heavy vaginal bleeding, severe abdominal pain and the presence of toxins in the blood. Ensure that you consult your health care specialist in the event of a miscarriage and before you decide on any kind of treatment. Your treatment will of course be dependant upon the underlying causes for your miscarriage. There may be several factors that lead to a miscarriage. One of the main causes of a miscarriage is hormonal imbalances. For instance, pregnant women may be in danger of a miscarriage if they have low progesterone levels. Such kinds of hormonal irregularities may lead to a miscarriage in the first two trimesters.

Similarly, an undiagnosed or untreated thyroid condition could lead to a miscarriage. It is thus important to treat hormonal disorders immediately to help protect the life of your baby. Another significant factor that leads to miscarriage is a defect in the fetus’s chromosome. Very often, more than half of all early miscarriages are caused by chromosome defects. It is possible to determine the cause of your miscarriage with the help of certain tests. This will help your prepare for your next pregnancy and is thus an important aspect of preventing future miscarriages. For instance, your doctor will be able to use blood and tissue samples from the miscarriage to determine whether or not the cause of death was a chromosomal defect. There are also causes of miscarriage that have to do with overall uterine health. For instance, your uterus may have an odd shape and may thus not be conducive to the growth of a baby. A uterus that is oddly shaped can lead to a miscarriage by inducing preterm labor and by not expanding properly to facilitate the growth of the fetus. Similarly, you may have a weak cervix that may start to dilate preterm and consequently leads to a miscarriage. A weak cervix or an unusually shaped uterus can both be remedied effectively with the help of corrective surgery.  

In addition to the above mentioned causes, there are aspects of a person’s lifestyle that could also result in a miscarriage. For instance, excessive smoking, drinking, exposure to toxins and a heavy intake of caffeine could result in a miscarriage. Make sure that you go for your check-ups regularly as this will help to identify and treat any problem as soon as it occurs.  

Submitted by P T on March 23, 2010 at 11:18

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