What are Some Reasons Why A Woman Will Have a Miscarriage?
Most of all miscarriage’s happen due to chromosomal issues in the fertilized egg and have no bearing on the parent’s health. In fact, most doctors will not investigate a miscarriage unless a woman has several in a row. Here is a list of some of the reasons that a woman may have a miscarriage for:
- Issue with their hormones
- Environmental exposure or workplace hazards (Working around chemicals, radiation, or toxic agents)
- Severe kidney disease
- Congenital heart disease
- Incompetent cervix
- Uterine problems
- Radiation treatments
- Severe malnutrition
- Uncontrolled diabetes
- Thyroid disease
- Autoimmune diseases
- Lifestyle issues (heavy smoking, heavy drinking, use of illegal drugs)
What Are The Symptoms of a Miscarriage?
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms during pregnancy, you need to contact your OB/GYN or go to the nearest emergency room immediately. It is important to seek early treatment, to prevent possible health issues for you or your baby. The following symptoms are a sign of a possible miscarriage:
- Severe cramps
- Light to heavy bleeding (includes spotting)
- Back pain
- Abdominal cramps
A miscarriage can be devastating for the expectant parents. If you or someone you know has a miscarriage, check out “Surviving a Miscarriage“. This article has some great tips and suggestions for parents who are suffering the loss of a baby.
Have you had a miscarriage? What helped you during the grieving process?