By SpermCenter - Posted on May 25th, 2010
Tue, 2010-05-25 23:00 | SpermCenter
Miscarriage is one of those events a woman never wants to face, but the sad reality is that it does occur, especially in high-risk pregnancies. There are a number of factors that may cause a miscarriage, but these are just general, more common causes and don't in any way cover the broad reach of factors that may contribute to a miscarriages:
Problems with the Thyroid may contribute to a miscarriage, or cause it.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, or PCOS
This is one of the most common female endocrine disorders affecting approximately 5%-10% of women of reproductive age and is thought to be one of the leading causes of female infertility.
This is one of the main causes of miscarriage in the first trimester. It refers to a chromosomal abnormality (missing or extra genetic material) and is usually a chance occurence that will not affect future pregnancies. 50% to 60% of all miscarriages occuring in the first trimester may be due to a chromosomal abnormality, according to various estimates.
These may also contribute to a miscarriage; a uterine abnormality is when the uterus is abnormally shaped, the cervix is weak and other similar problems in that area.
These may also contribute to a miscarriage as they compromise the immune system, which is very important when you're trying to conceive.
Male or Female Bacterial Infections
Bacterial infections may have an adverse effect on a pregnancy, which is why it is terribly important to seek treatment or management before you try to conceive.
Smoking, Alcohol and Drug Use
These may be factors contributing to , or causing, a miscarriage. This depends on quantity, frequency, extent of abuse and etc; in general it is always a good rule of thumb for both guys and gals to abstain from any substance use when trying to conceive. It is very important that you talk to your doctor about issues like these.
As always, consulting your physician is the best advice we can give; every person and situation is different, and no single answer will help everyone.