misscarriages in women

South Africa
July 29, 2009 7:10am CST
A Miscarriage is also regarded as spontaneous abortion and it can be described as loss of fetus during pregnancy . It often occur due to natural causes. A miscarriage is often described as an abrupt termination of pregnancy just before fetal development has reached 20 weeks, Age and infections can also result in miscarriages. It is believed that women who are 35 years or older have higher risk of miscarriages. Infections such as Scleroderma, diabetes, and Thyroid dysfunction. Hormonal adjustments often occur after a miscarriage, and in most cases they feel sober and devastated for the loss of their baby. Miscarriages caused by infections such as Diabetes and Thyroid dysfunction can be prevented, while those caused by stress, physical activity or an aggressive attack on the woman may be very difficult to prevent.
3 responses
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
29 Jul 09
I had a miscarriage when I was 25 years old. The saddest thing for me is that it could have been prevented. I was on birth control pills but was also on medications for a herniated disc in my back. Had the doctors told me that the pain medications would affect the effectiveness of the birth control pills, my husband and I would have used a back up method. Had I known I was pregnant I would have stopped taking the pain management pills because it is a known fact that they can cause miscarriage. It was utterly devastating to me even though I didn't know that I was even pregnant until I miscarried the baby. It has been just over 4 years since I lost my angel. I did, however, go on to have a healthy pregnancy just months after the miscarriage and my son is the light of my life.
• India
29 Jul 09
Its very painful for a mother to have a miscarriage as she already has a plan sketched and some dreams for the new life coming out to this world.Its also possible if some female does not have a well developed Uterus as the malphigain corpuscels are not able to hold the foetus .
29 Jul 09
I suffered a miscarriage at 25 with no underlying health problems, didn't know that I was micarrying until I went for my 12 week scan and they told me then. I am a strong believer that there is a reason for losing the baby and that the time wasn,t right for whatever reason. I had to believe this at the time to get through it as it is definately one of the most distressing times that I have experienced. I did go on to have a healthy, full term pregnancy a couple of months later.