Clinically, recurrent miscarriages is defined as losing 3 or more pregnancies in a row, irrespective of the cause behind it. However, be it 3 pregnancies or just 1, a miscarriage is a huge blow to the mother’s mental state and structure. Therefore, it has always been in our interests to help mothers, whether they are facing clinical recurrent miscarriages or not, to help prevent another miscarriage and give them the happiness of being a parent.
What Causes a Miscarriage?
About 20-30% of all pregnancies end in an unfortunate miscarriage. In most of these cases of fetal loss, that is about 50-60% miscarriages in the first trimester happen due to chromosomal abnormalities. These are diseases that are caused due to the errors that may happen as the embryo divided and grew in its initial stages. The incidence and likelihood of these errors occurring increases with the age of the mother as it affects the health of the egg.
Prevention of Miscarriage
Owing to the fact that most miscarriages are caused by chromosomal abnormalities, the most effective way of solving this problem would be to opt for genetic testing through Comprehensive Chromosomal Screening (CCS). It is a test of the embryo to check for abnormalities in the set of chromosomes. The presence of an extra or the absence of an important chromosome is what results in an chromosomal abnormality, which then either causes birth defects or miscarriages in a pregnancy.
Knowing the Cause of Miscarriage
How do we know that a miscarriage was caused by a chromosomal abnormality? Through tests like Products of Conception, the exact cause of a miscarriage can be known. SOI specialises in all these tests, and is one of the leading fertility centers in India with high-end technology at the helm. It helps in not only getting the results that our patients want, but it also helps us in converging our efforts to provide more specific results.
Q. How common is recurrent miscarriage?
While miscarriage in women is a common problem, recurrent miscarriages is not that common. Only about 2% women face miscarriages in a row. To make it even more rare, clinical recurrence of miscarriage happens only in about 1% of pregnancies.
Q. Can recurrent miscarriages be cured?
More than half of recurrent miscarriages have a cause that can either be treated with simple efforts, or treat on their own with healthy lifestyle changes. Eventually, ladies with recurrent miscarriages will see a successful pregnancy. For other situations, our team at SOI would be glad to tell you more. Book your appointment today.
Q. What tests can be done for recurrent miscarriages?
Talk to a doctor about it. SOI is known to have helped thousands of females with genetic and non-genetic miscarriages. It will help you better understand what is causing your miscarriage, and the problem can be resolved.
Q. Can bad sperm cause a miscarriage?
Yes, poor sperm quality can cause pregnancy loss, as is seen in about 6% of couples.
Q. Can stress cause a miscarriage?
While it is bad for the mother, stress is not a known cause of miscarriage. This does not mean, though, that stress is good for the mother or the baby during pregnancy.