Miscarriage usually occurs before week 20 of your pregnancy. Some common symptoms of miscarriage are fever, weakness, back pain, vomiting, etc. Statistics show that chances of miscarriage increase with age. Men over the age of 40 and women over 35 are more at risk. Almost 60% of miscarriages are due to chromosomal abnormalities. Chromosomal abnormality will also cause Down syndrome.  About 70% of miscarriages in the first trimester are caused by chromosomal abnormality. Nobody really knows why these things happen. Chromosomes are made up of DNA. They contain all the information about our engendering. Chromosomes are filled with thousands of gene pairs. Genes provide us with information like the color of our eyes, hair, height, weight, and also traits and behavior. Some research shows that exposure to pesticides and bisphenol A (found in plastic products) will also increase the risk of chromosomal abnormalities. However, there are not evidences for final conclusions about this research. In conclusion, if you suspect you have symptoms of miscarriage or have had a miscarriage before contact your physician to find out the cause thereof. Some doctors suggest taking birth control pills until you find out what’s causing it.

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