Imagine a newlywed couple eager to have their first baby.  After months of anticipation and careful attention to the pregnancy, the unexpected happens — they suffer a miscarriage. The trauma of losing an unborn child is a difficult period for any couple, but more so for the would-be first-time mother. After miscarriage and other forms of pregnancy loss, most couples usually have a lot of questions that need to be answered. A lot of people take it upon themselves to answer why the miscarriage happened.

But usually, miscarriage is rarely anyone’s fault, and sometimes pregnancy loss is even a predetermined outcome at the time of conception. There may not be any explanation at hand why miscarriages happen, though, the medical community recognizes a few known miscarriage causes. A number of theories abound regarding the cause of miscarriage.

Chromosomal abnormalities such as extra chromosomes or missing genes may cause the baby to stop developing and eventually to be miscarried. After the first miscarriage, most medical professionals do not conduct testing for the cause of miscarriage since chromosomal flaws are usually random, one-time events.  Miscarriage due to chromosomal flaws may occur in any woman at any age, but those who are 35 years old and above are at highest risk.

When a miscarriage happens two times in a row, the cause is unlikely to be random chromosomal errors in a row.  Usually, doctors will conduct a process of testing for recurrent miscarriage causes after the second pregnancy loss.  In this case, chances are higher that the woman may have a detectable problem that causes the miscarriage.

Causes of recurrent miscarriages are usually much more controversial compared to that of single miscarriages. The following is a list of some of the most commonly recognized causes of recurrent miscarriages:

Abnormality in the structure of the uterus

Blood clotting disorders

Certain chromosomal conditions, such as balanced translocation.

Basically, every woman needs more love and emotional support after a miscarriage.

  • Don’t loose hope: Keep believing that you are going to have a healthy pregnancy next time you get pregnant.
  • Bond more with your partner: this is a good time to bond more and get closer to your partner, share your thoughts.  Don’t keep quiet or feel depressed. If you begin to feel depressed and have suicidal thoughts please contact your healthcare professional
  • Keep up the good spirit: keep being warm, friendly and calm. This can prepare your body and mind better to enable you heal.
  • Be willing to consult a therapist: if you keep feeling depressed, unhappy and you can’t share with your partner then seek a therapist. Your local hospital or healthcare centre can refer you to one.
  • Above all! Be happy.
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    Itohan Omeike

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