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Miscarriages are always devastating for any woman, who is expecting. As difficult as it is to deal with, miscarriages are fairly common and about 20 to 30% of pregnancies end in miscarriages. Most miscarriages take place in the early stages of a pregnancy and even before the woman knows she is expecting. No matter when it happens, it is still heartbreaking. But what are some of the common causes for miscarriages? Can a miscarriage be prevented?
The placenta is a vital organ, which is essential to a baby for survival purposes when inside the mother’s body. The placenta serves as the baby’s food source, because it links him to the mother’s blood supply. If the placenta is not perfectly formed, the baby does not develop properly, and it results in a miscarriage.
For a pregnancy to take place, 23 chromosomes are needed from each parent. A fetus with a total of 46 chromosomes means that the pregnancy is successful, but those that receive too little or too many chromosomes end up in a miscarriage. This is due to abnormal development of the fetus.
Whenever a pregnant woman is exposed to a certain infection like STDs, malaria, rubella, or HIV, it doesn’t automatically mean that she will have a miscarriage. However, the odds that she will miscarry will increase significantly.
Chronic health conditions such as thyroid diseases, uncontrolled diabetes, severe hypertension and lupus, increases the risk of having a miscarriage when pregnant.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is often related to infertility issues but if a woman does get pregnant, there is a huge chance that she will miscarry. This is because a woman who has PCOS often has ovaries that are larger than the normal size, which causes imbalance in her womb.
A pregnant woman can work, exercise, and have sex normally without having to worry about miscarriages. The only thing that a pregnant woman must remember is to keep herself safe from any harm and be healthy. Pregnant women can be known to be too feisty, moody and extremely fickle, but they can still carry out the typical routine chores and errands that any other woman would.
Women who have undergone a miscarriage are encouraged to visit their doctors to ensure that their bodies are healing properly and that they are healthy. If other complications are found, they should choose to undergo the treatments right away, especially if they want to try for another baby soon.
Women, who have suffered from these common causes for miscarriages, should not give up hope, especially if it is their first time. Regardless of how many miscarriages, there are a lot of modern alternatives and treatments that can help these days. It is best to find the right one that suits you best, as soon as possible.
Did you face any of these common causes for miscarriages? What did you do to make sure that your pregnancy was successful? We’d love to hear from you.
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