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what causes miscarriages or stillborns?


Asked by Anonymous at 6:33 PM on Nov. 29, 2010 in Pregnancy

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Answers (6)
  • With early miscarriage, it is often a genetic defect that would not allow the fetus to grow. Unfortunately, with late term/full term stillbirth it is often a cord problem, a twist or a knot or something like that. but there truly are many,many reasons,these two are just the most common.

    Answer by kjrn79 at 6:39 PM on Nov. 29, 2010

  • Their is no one cause they're many.

    Answer by Jenaiko01 at 6:35 PM on Nov. 29, 2010

  • I agree with both answers. I have had 2. I have to angels that have wings now.

    Answer by sta517 at 6:42 PM on Nov. 29, 2010

  • No one knows.

    Answer by mompam at 6:48 PM on Nov. 29, 2010

  • I think there are many reasons. To add to the previous posters, I think some miscarriages are viral or trauma related (trauma--like skiboarding in the third month --yes I have a friend who did that.....or running.....or even upside down yoga). I think things like CMV and fifth's disease and toxoplasmosis and listeriosis are much more common and devastating than we realize. there are certainly genetic components, but I think that's not all there is. I also believe that sometimes the mother's body is incompatible (at the time) with sustaining life ---maybe pre-diabetic or obese or underweight or too acidic, etc. These are just my thoughts after much research on autism and ASD disorders.

    Answer by charlottej at 7:02 PM on Nov. 29, 2010

  • There are tons of reasons, but to add to the list low progesterone and estrogen levels can cause an early miscarriage. both these hormones are necessary to sustain a pregnancy.

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 8:35 PM on Nov. 29, 2010