By Dr N Bhulakshmi
M.B.B.S, MD (Obstetrician and Gynaecology)
Published on 14/07/2022
Miscarriage, also known as a spontaneous abortion, is a pregnancy loss. Majority of miscarriages happen during the first 20 weeks of pregnancy, and there might be various difficulties associated with this condition. There are various types of miscarriages, each with its own treatment.
Now the question is, what causes a miscarriage?
Chromosomal abnormality is the most common cause of miscarriage during the first trimester. This indicates that something is wrong with the baby's chromosomes. Most chromosomal abnormalities are caused by a damaged cell or sperm or a problem during the division phase of the zygote. Other reasons causing a miscarriage include:
- Hormonal problems, or infections
- Smoking, malnutrition, excessive caffeine, drug use, and exposure to toxic substances or radiation.
- Maternal trauma
- Uterine Malformations
- Maternal age
What is the treatment for miscarriage?
The major purpose of miscarriage treatment during or after the condition is to prevent a haemorrhage or infection. An early miscarriage will discharge all of the foetal tissue on its own and will not necessitate any additional medical Intervention. If the body does not evacuate all of the tissue, a procedure known as dilation and curettage is usually used. This procedure helps prevent infections. Medicines may be prescribed to reduce the bleeding after the procedure.
How to prevent miscarriages? Is there anything that can be done?
About 10-15 % of known pregnancies end spontaneously, but can miscarriages be prevented? Here are some tips for having a healthy pregnancy.
Chromosomal abnormalities are usually the cause of miscarriages, which cannot be prevented. However, being healthy before you conceive is vital. To prevent such a condition, you should follow the tips below:
- Eating healthy
- Exercising regularly
- Managing stress
- Taking folic acid daily
- Avoiding drinking, smoking, or consumption of drugs
- Maintaining healthy body weight
At Medicover Women & Child, we understand your unique situations and are here to help you. We will take every precaution, using cutting-edge technology and a team of skilled obstetricians, to provide you with the best consultation, diagnosis, treatment, and preventative guidance for all obstetric concerns, including miscarriage.
Planning pregnancy after a miscarriage?
It can be stressful or confusing to wonder what caused your miscarriage and when should you try again. Remember, miscarriage is usually a one-time occurrence. Women who miscarry usually go on to having healthy pregnancies afterwards. There is only a 1% chance of having repeated miscarriages. Let’s know, when is the best time to get pregnant after a miscarriage?
Loss caused by miscarriage can be extremely painful. It is likely that both you and your partner will feel sadness, anxiety, and guilt. Let the grieving process take its course. To prevent infection, sex is usually not recommended for two weeks after a miscarriage. But don’t lose hope, you can become pregnant again.
Once you are emotionally and physically prepared to get pregnant again, seek guidance from an experienced healthcare professional. There may be no need to wait to conceive after one miscarriage. However, if you have experienced two or more miscarriages, your health care provider may recommend testing.