Miscarriage refers to spontaneous abortion, which occurs prior to 20 weeks of gestation. There are several causes for miscarriage with most of the miscarriages occurring before the 3 months of pregnancy, about 30%. In most cases the pregnant mother may not even be aware of the pregnancy. Miscarriage is associated with emotional and psychological stress for both the parents, especially the female.
It is a term used for spontaneous abortion taking place before the gestational age of 24 weeks. The possibility of a miscarriage is high during the 6-8 week and is mostly attributed to genetic problems of fertilization, failure of implantation or hormonal imbalance.
The best way to confirm is to get an ultrasound scan done. If the scan doesn’t show fetal mass or fetal heartbeats, you have undergone a spontaneous abortion.
A spontaneous abortion is an indication that there were some major flaws in the entire process of fertilization and implantation.
Don’t worry, try again: Visit your gynecologist. It is possible that some remnants of the fetus are left behind. It is essential to remove them to avoid secondary infection or pain
If you suffer from recurrent abortions, get your self examined. Certain conditions like Toxoplasmosis, Polycystic ovarian disease, etc are associated with recurrent abortions.
Try Pulsatilla 30, 8 pills every night. This homeopathic drug is very effective against recurrent abortions due to most causes. It prepares the uterus well enough to ensure a complete full term delivery.
Miscarriage In Early Pregnancy Causes
One of the most important causes of miscarriage in the initial stage of pregnancy is the failure of the embryo (i.e. the fertilized egg) to implant on the uterine walls. This tends to happen within the first few weeks of pregnancy. Many clinicians consider spontaneous abortion as nature’s way to eliminate the unfit and maintain a strong and healthy gene pool.
What Can Cause A Miscarriage?
Hormonal imbalance with low levels of progesterone is one of the most common causes of miscarriage during the early months of pregnancy. Chromosomal defect in the fertilized ovum is also another important cause for miscarriage during the initial months of pregnancy.
Other problems associated with recurrent abortions include abnormal structure of the cervix and the uterus, which makes implantation and growth of the embryo difficult. Autoimmune disorders have also been associated with recurrent abortions. Conditions like toxoplasmosis infections are also a common cause for recurrent abortions
Premature rupture of the membranes and early labor are the primary cause of miscarriage after 5 months. By the gestational age of 5 months the fetus is more or less viable; however miscarriage can be attributed to undue mental or physical stress.