Causes of Miscarriage

What Are The Causes of Miscarriage?

What are the causes of miscarriage? The one thing all of us would like to know the most is what caused our miscarriage?

The first traumatic stage of miscarriage is finding out that we have miscarried or realising that we are miscarrying.

I believe, the second traumatic stage is the endless wondering around what caused our miscarriage and was it our fault. Many women ask themselves if they could have done things differently. The “what if” or “was it because” questions start running through their heads.

What Caused My Miscarriage?

Many women will question their lifestyle and stress levels, or was it something they drank or ate? They will start to blame themselves for their loss.
In fact, there are so many causes of miscarriages and according to the March of Dimes, around 15-25% of recognised pregnancies end in miscarriage.

Possible Causes of Miscarriage

I have purposely summarised some of the different causes of miscarriage to outline the many possibilities, as so many women start to blame themselves.

  • The embryo fails to implant in the lining of the uterus
  • Chromosomal abnormalities in the baby
  • An abnormally shaped uterus
  • Problems with the development of the placenta
  • Maternal problems with metabolism, thyroid or diabetes
  • Hormonal problems in the mother
  • Bacterial or viral infections
  • Weak cervix (when the cervix cannot hold the weight of the baby)
  • Problems with blood clotting
  • Food poisoning

Your doctor may be able to perform a test on miscarriage tissues to identify the cause of your miscarriage. This varies from type of miscarriage and miscarriage procedure, please ask your doctor for more information according to your particular case.

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