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moms who have had miscarages help!

can cause a miscarage? i had one reacently and was wondering if other moms know what caused theres?


Asked by Anonymous at 9:16 PM on Sep. 25, 2009 in Pregnancy

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Answers (9)
  • I had 2. At the time I had an old-fashioned doctor. He was my Mom's doctor that delivered me. His answer was that my body was just not ready for a baby yet, and God has a reason. Zoom ahead 20 years and I learned that I had a bi-cornuate uterus. THAT makes it very hard to hold a baby. I did successfully carry 2 to full term.

    Answer by EireLass at 9:19 PM on Sep. 25, 2009

  • Usually you don't know. About the only thing we know a mom can do to cause one is to smoke. It's thought most miscarriages are because of fetal abnormalities.

    Answer by Gailll at 9:18 PM on Sep. 25, 2009

  • I had 1 recently n unfortunately the dr wasn't able to tell me. They say it happens cuz it doesn't agree w/ ur body. Too many/few chromosones

    Answer by Vero0724 at 9:19 PM on Sep. 25, 2009

  • A lot of the time the cause is unknown. Many miscarriages are caused by an abnormality of the fetus or reproductive organs ( e.g. fibroids, tumors, tubal pregnancy, fetal dysfunction ). Some are caused by extreme physical or emotional stress, sometimes following a traumatic event, such as a car accident or injury.

    Answer by sweetmoonem at 9:42 PM on Sep. 25, 2009

  • Most early miscarriages (as many as 60% of first trimester ones) will remain unexplained. It is usually assumed these losses are genetic, where the chromosomes simply did not replicate correctly. Many people will assume that something that happened recently, such as an illness, fall, or exposure to something will have caused the miscarriage. This is rarely true, since by the time a miscarriage is diagnosed or begins, the baby has been lost for quite some time.

    There are several categories of miscarriage causes:

    Chromosome Defects
    Physical Problem with the Uterus or Cervix
    Immune Disorders
    Premature Rupture of Membranes and Early Labor
    Other: Infections, Age, Chronic disease
    Blighted Ovum, Ectopic Pregnancy, Molar Pregnancy, and Stillbirth


    Answer by Anonymous at 9:50 PM on Sep. 25, 2009

  • I've had three miscarriages. I believe stress is a factor but likely fetus or reproductive abnormalities.

    Answer by Glutenfreebaby at 10:38 PM on Sep. 25, 2009

  • I've had two and I think they were due to low progesterone levels. I'm pregnant now but had I not insisted they moniter my levels, I could have lost this one, too. My progesterone dropped by 5 in one week and I took a supplement through 14 weeks. They were my third and forth pregnancies after two healthy, normal babies.

    Answer by khedy at 11:23 PM on Sep. 25, 2009

  • Most of the time the cause is not known.. and usually not something the mother could control. Repeat miscarriages do have some factors, such as low progesterone, chromosomal abnormalities, etc, but there are so many possibilties it's best to speak with your doctor about it. If you know you have some risk factors (using drugs, smoking), get a handle on that before trying to conceive.

    Answer by KnoxvilleDoula at 2:30 AM on Sep. 26, 2009

  • very high levels of caffeine. like taking trimspa or other diet pills

    Answer by angevil53 at 9:31 AM on Sep. 26, 2009