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what causes a miscarrage?

im finally pregnant with my first and im terrified ill miscarry. ive heard that a lot of women miscarry in the 3rd month, is this true and why? what causes women to have miscarrages and what, if anything, can i do to lower the chances?

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Asked by Anonymous at 1:32 PM on Aug. 4, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • its normally NEVER the moms fault for a miscarriage, unless she is drinking or using drugs- usually when a miscarriage occurs its because there was a genetic abnormality with the fetus, making it unable to either A.develop, or outside the womb. There is nothing that can be done in those cases, and in fact, thou you wont believe it when it happens, its the best thing for baby. Don't freak out, or stress, because baby can feel those things. Just relax, and take it easy my friend, all will be fine.


    Answer by JnCV at 1:36 PM on Aug. 4, 2009

  • Hormones
    Chromosome Defects
    Physical Problem with the Uterus or Cervix
    Immune Disorders
    Premature Rupture of Membranes and Early Labor
    Blighted Ovum, Ectopic Pregnancy, Molar Pregnancy, and Stillbirth
    lifting more than you are supposed to like 30 lbs
    straining your tummy

    Answer by Alysia_Moore at 1:38 PM on Aug. 4, 2009

  • There are many reasons that have nothing to do with the woman. Sometimes the egg is bad, or the sperm wasn't right, or when early division occured it went wrong (that happens sometimes when you replicate DNA).

    There is nothing that can be done to avoid or prevent a "bad draw". When I had a miscarriage and a chemical pregnancy, it was very dissapointing and sad, but I trusted in the fact that nature took its course. That that particular pairing was not a good one and development stopped long before I had realized it.

    Hormones can also play a factor (some women don't produce enough progesterone) and sometimes the developing embryo has gone awry and stops producing hormones.

    Answer by amileegirl at 1:43 PM on Aug. 4, 2009

  • Alot of MC are a result of hormone problems or incomplete cervix, about 90 % of MC are of no fault to the women, many didnt even know they have one, while others knew early on they were pregnant and had a MC. This is a fear just about every woman has, and really just take care of yourself, eat right, avoid drinking, drugs and harmful chemicals, drink you water, avoid heavey lifting, pulling and tugging on heavy items. Most things you do now you will be able to continue during pregnancy, just dont wear yourself out. Most women do MC by the 1st trimester and when that happens is it usually something didnt form right.

    Answer by midnightmoma at 1:43 PM on Aug. 4, 2009

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