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Miscarriage

Miscarriage is the loss of pregnancy. As many as 1 out of every six couples is suffering miscarriage within 20 weeks of pregnancy. The number or miscarriages seen is sadly increasing.

What are the reasons of miscarriage?

  • Random chromosome abnormalities arising due to ill-shaped eggs .
  • The defective shape of sperms is also a reason of miscarriage.
  • Some genetic abnormality can arise in the embryo formed.
  • After the baby is conceived there can be uterine abnormalities and hormone imbalances in woman due to incorrect medication, or some allergies or unhealthy lifestyle. This can lead to miscarriage.
  • There can be other unforeseen reasons like consuming food that is forbidden, affect of external disease like jaundice, fever, or even external injuries due to falling or excersion.
  • Age is also a major factor for miscarriage. It has been revealed through researches that the women over 40 years of age have a 0.5 probability of suffering through a miscarriage.

How to avoid miscarriage?

  • Women need to adapt to a healthier lifestyle right from the time they think of conceiving. Women should get a prenatal test done to make sure the body is supplied well nutrition well before getting pregnant in order to prevent miscarriage.
  • The should take tests to check the health of the sperm and the eggs. If assisted pregnancy techniques are opted for, then the embryo before inseminating in the uterus can be screen and checked for genetic defects.
  • Regular consultation from the doctors is a must so that any abnormalities if emerging in the pregnancy can be checked for and treated right away.

How to reduce the miscarriage risk?

Medical emergencies and abnormalities can arise at any given time in the pregnancy, but fortunately, there are ways to reduce the risk of miscarriage.

  • Women need to adapt to a healthier lifestyle right from the time they think of conceiving. Women should get a prenatal test done to make sure the body is supplied well nutrition well before getting pregnant in order to prevent miscarriage.
  • Treatments such as IVF have different ways like embryo cryopreservation and egg preservation to defy the age factor and reduce the risk of miscarriage.
  • The eggs can be tested for its shape and quality. After the embryo is formed, it can be screened and tested for abnormalities through the embryo testing techniques.

What to do after miscarriage has happened?

  • Miscarriage can be traumatizing for the couple. Many couple lose hope after miscarriage. Such couples can have a treatment session to get mental and emotional peace.
  • After miscarriage has happened, the couples should do a thorough check up about what went wrong with their pregnancy and practise corrective measures to restore the woman’s health.
  • The couple while taking another chance at conceiving should take prenatal tests and also look at different ways they can get pregnant like IVF treatments and other assisted reproductive treatment like surrogacy.
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