Miscarriage and Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

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Stillbirth, miscarriage, and pregnancy loss are different conditions where a woman loses a pregnancy due to different reasons. Miscarriage and recurrent pregnancy loss can cause distress and health risks in women. Our experts have different ways to handle all such situations. Here is how to deal with these problems. Please continue reading to learn more about it.

What is a Miscarriage?

A miscarriage is defined as the loss of a baby before reaching 20 weeks of pregnancy. If a woman loses a baby after 20 weeks, it will be termed as stillbirth. Two common signs of miscarriage are:

If a woman has such signs, it is necessary to consult a gynecologist. If you think you are having a miscarriage, see your doctor or go to your local emergency department. A woman may have vaginal spotting in the first three months of pregnancy but it may not be the loss of pregnancy.

Types of Miscarriage

Miscarriage and pregnancy loss are two different conditions. There are different types of miscarriage such as:

  • Missed
  • Complete
  • Inevitable
  • Incomplete
  • Threatened

Causes of Miscarriage

Sometimes, it is hard to know if the miscarriage is a fault of the woman. Most of the time, miscarriage has nothing to do with anything women perform in routine life. Activities such as the following cannot cause a miscarriage:

  • Stress
  • Exercising
  • Sexual intercourse

It is hard for the parents and doctors to find out the actual causes of miscarriage. The popular belief is that it occurs when the baby fails to develop properly. A chromosomal abnormality can be a reason for baby development failure. Miscarriage is often caused by:

  • Hormonal abnormalities
  • Womb or cervix’s physical problems
  • High fevers causing severe infections
  • Blood clotting and Immune system problems
  • Diabetes, thyroid problems, or other medical conditions

Risk Factors for Miscarriage

The following women are more likely to have miscarriages:

  • Women who smoke
  • Women who are older
  • Women who have had miscarriages before
  • Women who drink alcohol in the first three months of pregnancy
  • Women who drink too much  caffeine in energy drinks, coffee, or tea
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Prevention of Miscarriage

Avoiding the following can help women reduce the risk of miscarriage:

  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Cigarettes

Pregnancies after Miscarriage

A woman who has had a miscarriage can have successful pregnancies later. If three or more such incidents happen, the person should seek professional help.

What is Recurrent Pregnancy Loss?

By recurrent pregnancy loss, we mean the loss of pregnancy three or more times in a row. The latest definition from the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) defines it as the loss of pregnancy for two or more times.

In this case, the pregnancy involuntarily ends before 20 weeks. A pregnancy would be considered as clinically recognized if it has been visualized on an ultrasound or proof of pregnancy has been identified after pregnancy loss.

Types of Pregnancy Loss

Just like miscarriage, the loss of a pregnancy can be of different types. Three notable types of pregnancy loss are enlisted below:

  • Ectopic
  • Blighted ovum
  • Molar pregnancy

Causes of Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

Most of the time, pregnancy loss is caused by some random events and genetic abnormalities. Due to this reason, losing a pregnancy is not the fault of the parents. The egg, sperm, and early embryo often have abnormalities that can lead to pregnancy loss.

The chances of pregnancy loss increase if pregnancy loss has happened in the past. Moreover, the higher the age of mother, the higher are chances of pregnancy loss. It happens due to poor egg quality that leads to genetic abnormalities.

Miscarriage is also caused by an issue with the uterus (womb) or poor blood supply during pregnancy. The weak immune system and hormonal abnormalities in the woman may also carry a risk for the baby.

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Miscarriage and Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Treatments

At Euromed Clinic Center Dubai, our experts use different techniques to diagnose and treat miscarriage and recurrent pregnancy loss. If you are not able to conceive or you have lost your pregnancy before, our treatments will help you have a baby easily.

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Miscarriage and Recurrent Pregnancy Loss FAQ’s

Is recurrent miscarriage considered infertility?

Even after three miscarriage and recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL), approximately 65% couples have a successful pregnancy. Miscarriages are not indicative of infertility in the future and more than 50% of couples will have healthy children after a miscarriage.

What could be the cause of repeated miscarriages?

Any genetic condition or problem that affects anyone of the parents can cause miscarriage and recurrent pregnancy loss. Developing embryo or abnormal makeup of the embryo are believed to be the biggest causes of miscarriages. Other causes are trauma, adhesions and fibroids.

Can you miscarry and still have another baby?

If you repeatedly miscarry then your chances of miscarriage and recurrent pregnancy loss increase every time. Even after three consecutive miscarriages more than 65% of couples have a successful pregnancy. An ovulation predictor kit can help after a miscarriage.

How long after fetus dies before miscarriage?

Most of the time the miscarriage will happen on the same day or the next. In cases when tissues do not pass and you miss your miscarriage, it may take more than 2-3 weeks or longer.

What is the most common week to miscarry?

Most miscarriages happen before the 12th week i.e. in the first trimester. 50% of first trimester miscarriages happen because of some abnormality in chromosomes.

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If you are a victim of miscarriage or recurrent pregnancy loss, you should not be worried anymore because the Euromed Clinic Center Dubai is here to overcome all issues. Get in touch with our expert to know your recurrent pregnancy loss and miscarriage treatment options.

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