Most Common Causes of Miscarriages!

Most Common Causes of Miscarriages!

Getting a positive pregnancy test is a very pleasant moment in everyone’s life. But the fear of losing the baby is a very natural and common feeling in the first three months of pregnancy. You need the advice of the best gynecologist for the safety of your unborn baby and yourself.

But the main question that arises in your mind is…what are the reasons for miscarriages? Or what are the risk factors or circumstances that may lead to losing a baby?

If you are pregnant and have a history of miscarriages, you should be more vigilant in this condition. The phase of pregnancy and childbirth is not easy, rather it is full of challenges. And every pregnancy is different. That’s why women face different medical conditions during this period.

Miscarriage is the loss of pregnancy before the 20th week of pregnancy.

According to the experts, some causes are very common behind miscarriages. And many of them are not in the person’s control. But some risk factors can be avoided to save the pregnancy from any harm.

Some of the most common causes behind miscarriages are as below;

Previous history of miscarriages:

Mothers or women who have a previous history of miscarriages are at high risk. Usually, they have some underlying condition, or sometimes the reason is unknown in those women. But the previous history increases the chances of miscarriages. So the pregnant woman who has a history of miscarriage or miscarriages should be very cautious in the first trimester of her pregnancy.

Genetic reasons:

The chromosomal and genetic reasons are also very common behind miscarriages. Sometimes the cause is an extra or missing chromosome in the developing embryo. In some cases, the embryo stops developing or some error occurs in its division. In other instances, no embryo is formed at all.

Chromosomes have genes. And if the number of chromosomes is abnormal, the development of the embryo is very difficult.

There is a condition, known as molar pregnancy, in which both sets of chromosomes come from the father instead of both mother and father. In this situation, no fetal development occurs.

Partial molar pregnancy is another scenario, in which the mother’s chromosomes remain and the father also contributes 2 sets of chromosomes. In both these cases, the result is miscarriage.

Maternal health:

Maternal health is very important for a healthy pregnancy. Sometimes the chronic diseases with which the mother is suffering, become the cause behind the loss of pregnancy. For example;

  • An infection like in reproductive system or urinary tract infections.
  • Uncontrolled diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Thyroid issues
  • Weight issues like obesity or underweight
  • Poor nutrition

Lifestyle Habits:

The lifestyle of the mother or even the father is very important for a healthy pregnancy. The use of illicit drugs and alcohol is very harmful to developing pregnancy. Even smoking is also very injurious.

Similarly, the use of some medicines is also prohibited in pregnancy. You should consult your doctor before taking any medicine during pregnancy. Some medicines are save for pregnant women but not in the first trimester. So always check the side effects and contradictions of medicines during pregnancy.

Poor diet and nutrition is also a risk factor for miscarriage. You should take multivitamins according to your doctor’s prescription to ensure your health and the safety of the fetus.

Age factor:

The progressing age of the woman is the major risk factor for miscarriages. Pregnancy above 35 years of age is at high risk. At age 35, you have about a 20 percent risk. At age 40, the risk is about 40 percent. And at age 45, it's about 80 percent. So the gynecologists suggest more care for pregnant women who are above 35 years old.

Uterine and cervical problems:

Sometimes the natural shape of the uterus and cervix becomes the cause of miscarriage. Because of these factors, the implantation of a fetus in the uterus is not normal or due to the incompetent cervix (weak tissues of the cervix), the fetus survival becomes risky.

Exercise, sexual intercourse, working, etc are not the risk factors for miscarriages. That’s why a normal work environment is not a risk for your pregnancy. Rather you stay active and healthy while doing a job or work in pregnancy.

Doctors usually prescribe different medicines to protect high-risk pregnancies. Similarly, some precautionary measures are also advised to ensure the safety of pregnancy. That’s why consulting a good gynecologist in the first trimester of pregnancy is very important.

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