A miscarriage is very unpredictable and the worst experience in a woman’s life. The loss of a child, can cause so much grief and pain. It can also cause so much devastation.
When finding out you’re pregnant, it is such a joyful time. You have feelings of hope and fear, all bundled up into one. One of the fears of pregnancy is having a miscarriage.
When having a miscarriage, the main focus is the loss of your child. However, have you ever wondered what caused the miscarriage? Here are some of the main causes:
Certain bacteria can cause a miscarriage. They are usually bacteria that live in the genital tracts. If the bacteria causes an infections, it inflames the lining of the uterus. This prevents the embryo from developing and as a result, a miscarriage occurs. Unfortunately, there are no symptoms. The only way you will know if your endometrium is inflamed, is by being tested.
Poor LifeStyle Choices
For those who smoke, nicotine can greatly affect the unborn child. It can affect the child’s growth and blood supply. Smokers are more at risk of having a miscarriage than nonsmokers. Drinking or taking drugs can also affect the baby. If you consume them daily, it can cause a miscarriage or birth defects. Finally, if you are exposed to other harmful substances, it can also increase your chances of a miscarriage. This includes pesticides, fertilizers, etc.
Uterine And Cervix Problems
If you have an abnormally-shaped uterus, a miscarriage can occur. With an abnormally-shaped uterus, it is hard for the embryo to implant. Even if it does implant, it can’t receive the blood supply it needs to survive. A weakened cervix can also lead to a miscarriage. As the fetus grows, the cervix bulges and can no longer hold the fetus.
During conception, sometimes the fetus receives too many or little chromosomes. This causes them to not be able to develop normally, resulting in a miscarriage. Most of the miscarriages occur during the first three months of pregnancy. Chromosome abnormalities is not due to the mother or father. It usually occurs by chance.
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