Recurrent Miscarriage is three or more successive pregnancy losses which often makes the expecting mother doubt her own capabilities of conceiving.

There can be numerous possibly influential factors of Recurrent Miscarriages but in most of the cases, the cause to it is not known. However, it is not certain the intending parents will not have a baby in the future as well.

Causes of the Problem

1.Hormonal Changes: Trouble in the balance of hormones can cause the women to be having several problems like PCOS. Such hitches contribute the women to be obese with problems like thyroid and hypertension. These ailments increase the chances of miscarriages as there is no stability to the amount of male or female hormones produced in the women’s body.

2.Sedentary Lives and Environmental Issues: Long hours of work, unstable sleeping patterns, no exercise, insufficient dietary supplements and unhealthy practices like consumption of alcohol and tobacco can certainly lead to recurrent miscarriages. The increasing pollution and the layer of toxins and chemical gases in the atmosphere also aggravate the problem.

3.Uterine Problems: The structural irregularities with the women’s uterus including fibroids and congenital defects often effect in miscarriage. The diverged structure of the uterus makes challenges the whole process and has an adverse effect on the capacity to carry the baby. These irregularities hamper the process while making it hard for the mother and even for the baby to sustain during the later stages in the pregnancy.

4.Infections: Infections in the body of the mother becomes the cause of multiple pregnancy losses. Bacterial infections in the body can basket the pregnancy therefore, it is essential for the prospective mother to check for any such infections in her body.

5.Genetic: There are cases, where either of the partners of the intending parents can unfortunately carry an uncommon chromosome which might have a surplus or shortfall of genetics which can lead to recurrent miscarriage. One should get a blood test done to check for the chromosomal abnormalities also known as karyotyping.

4.Blood Clotting Disorders: Some blood clotting disorders cause the problem of ‘sticky blood’ and recurrent miscarriage. This ailment of the immune system upset the flow of blood to the placenta and may cause clots. These blood clots further avert the placenta from functioning properly by depriving the baby of essential oxygen and nutrients. The obstruction and lack of essential nutrients in the body of the baby lead to miscarriage. It is very important that there is proper flow of blood in the body of the intending mother as it regulates and ensures the baby is receiving proper nourishment.

In conversation with Dr. Rita Bakshi, Senior Gynaecologist and IVF Expert, International Fertility Centre

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