What are the Causes of Miscarriage?
Other causes of spontaneous abortions may be factors related to the mother's health. Miscarriage from these causes usually occurs later in pregnancy. They include-
► Chronic diseases such as diabetes or high blood pressure
► Problems with the immune system
► Abnormalities of the uterus or cervix such as cervical incompetence, in which the cervix begins to dilate too early in pregnancy. This nearly always occurs in the second trimester (after 3 months).
► Drugs, smoking or alcohol abuse
► Hormonal imbalance
► Exposure to environmental toxins
► Uncontrolled diabetes