Miscarriage Causes

Have you had a miscarriage and are now wanting to get pregnant again? Miscarriage causes women to sometimes be afraid of trying again.

While discussing miscarriage causes, keep in mind that your pregnancy journey is a dynamic process with endless options. Stay positive and be determined to find answers for you and your partner because the large majority of couples desiring a family have attained their dreams.

Some women are completely unaware of having a miscarriage, especially if it occurs early in the pregnancy.

If you have some spotting (bright red) it is best to notify your doctor right away. Cramping and/or passing clotted blood should also be noted as possible impending miscarriage.

Nearly half of all miscarriages are unexplained. Either the baby has some problem--usually a genetic anomaly, or the mother has any of a variety of causes.

If you are smoking, drinking any type of alcohol on a regular basis, and/or using street drugs, STOP!

It is thought that fetal chromosomal problems cause the majority of spontaneous abortions.

Hormone imbalance or deficiencies can cause miscarriage. As the name implies, progesterone (pro-gest or gestation) is a necessary hormone to develop a healthy fetus. Your doctor can determine if you have progesterone deficiency and can prescribe a supplement in the form of a pill, cream, or suppository.

Other causes include thyroid imbalance, high levels of luteinizing hormone, and a variety of health conditions (diabetes, lupus, kidney disease, high blood pressure) place a woman at risk of miscarriage.

Discuss your options with your doctor and stay hopefull about miscarriage causes and getting pregnant after miscarriage

Dr. Christine Strong, NMD