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What are the Causes of Miscarriage?

Genetic (chromosomal) abnormalities represent the single most frequent cause for miscarriages. Chromosomes are microscopic components of every cell in the body that carry all of the genetic material that determine hair color, eye color and our overall appearance and makeup of our physique. Abnormal number of chromosome or some error in the chromosome can happen by chance during cell division in the egg. When this takes place, miscarriages can happen. Miscarriages may be the nature's way to prevent abnormal babies being born.

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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-

  • Infections
  • 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

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sumirani

Please help me Because i have a miscarriage problem within 2/3 month.How i take baby without any risk. i already 3 baby loose. I don't take a chance to loose another baby.

Thanawala-Maternity-clinic

First you have to find out why miscarriage happens. Factors behind them. I always follow the same procedure for the patient. Dr. Uday Thanawala Infertility Expert

ennairam_23

Having a miscarriage is painful to the woman. They need emotional support during this time.

hhaddow

and the man don't? i would have been devastated if my fiancee had a miscarriage and we would support each other if 'your man' does not support you through an experience such as a miscarriage you need to reevaluate your choice in men

kalpataruretails

Hi friends i have mediclaim policy from new india assurance
can i get claim for missed abortion in 8th week. missed abortion means fetus died in womb as natrral rejection and required to remove by instruments with anestesia and 1 day hospitalization.

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