What causes Recurrent Miscarriages?

Miscarriage is a miserable situation for women. Unfortunately, most women have to go through this situation due to certain problems. Sometimes, women have to go through recurrent miscarriages. Although there are a number of problems that may result in miscarriage, the most common is a random genetic problem with the fetus. There is no treatment for this type of miscarriage because it is nature’s own way of creating healthy human beings.

Recurrent miscarriage is a term used for women who have had two, three or more miscarriages consecutively.

Stated below are the most common causes of recurrent miscarriages:

Anatomical Causes

This is an area where no natural therapies will work. In the event where anatomical effect causes discontinuation of pregnancy, it is referred to as ‘anatomical cause’. This usually appears in the following ways:

• A misshaped uterus

• Dramatic scarring in the uterus

• Weak cervix

• Large fibroids

Genetic Causes

Recurrent miscarriages may also occur due to genetic defects in the egg or the sperm. This is more common in men and women over 35 because the egg and sperm are not as healthy as during the young years. This can be avoided through adopting a healthier lifestyles such as having supplements and going for therapies to protect the egg and sperm DNA.

Blood Clotting

Excessively thick blood usually tends to clot and result in consecutive miscarriages. The placenta can be cut off due to the blood clot and hampers transfer to oxygen to the fetus. Nutrient supply is also cut down. This situation induces a spontaneous abortion or miscarriage.

High Homocysteine Levels

This is also a major cause of recurrent miscarriage. In case, you have suffered at least one miscarriage in your life, the Homocysteine levels in your body become high. Homocysteine is a common sulfar-containing amino acid found in human body. It does not harm the body in normal levels but may result in a condition known as hypercoagulability or easy clotting of blood.

Hormonal Imbalance

Hormonal imbalances and recurrent miscarriages may be related. The hormonal system is an intricate orchestra of hormones that run on a certain schedule. In case, a hormone goes out of balance, it can affect the rest of the cycle and even pregnancy.

Thyroid Disorders

A thyroid disease that goes undiagnosed and untreated may result in miscarriages.

Luteal Phase Defect

It is actually the time period after ovulation in which the embryo makes its way down the fallopian tubes. Thereafter, it implants itself into the uterine lining. In case, this period is too short for the embryo to implant and attach properly, a miscarriage could happen.


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