Miscarriage: Ways to Reduce the Risk of having Miscarriage

Published: 31st March 2010
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The usual problem that a woman could experience when pregnant is a miscarriage, most especially if she is a first-time mother. But miscarriage is not bounded only for those who are first timers in conceiving, but also those women who have problems with their reproductive system and those who are getting older.

Miscarriage is defined as the involuntary end of pregnancy that leads to unwanted abortion. It is represented in heavy vaginal bleeding that is experienced during early stage of pregnancy that is also called threatened miscarriage.

Miscarriage can be in four categories. First on the list is the threatened miscarriage. It is a kind of miscarriage that has a milder pain and the cervix is closed. The common cause for this is tender fallopian tubes and womb. Usually, this condition can be easily determined by your doctor through pelvic exam.

Inevitable miscarriage is a vaginal bleeding while the mouth of the womb is dilated. Bleeding is more heavy and abdominal pain and cramping is present.

Incomplete miscarriage can happen mostly before the 20th week of pregnancy. Vaginal bleeding is heavier and there is a continuous abdominal pain. The opening of the womb is open and this could be the end of pregnancy. For a safer pregnancy, ultrasound test is recommended to visualize any remaining material left inside the womb.

Complete miscarriage is the last type of miscarriage, and the name says it all. Meaning, vaginal bleeding, abdominal pain and cramps are present as well as the discharge of tissues; but usually, pain and bleeding stops. Tin this kind of miscarriage, the fetus is completely out from the womb.

The causes of miscarriage is usually unknown, but the most common reason why miscarriage occurs is due to some factors like chromosomal abnormalities that are usually present in older women, diabetes, hormonal infection and abnormalities of the uterus.

Pregnancy could be the most crucial stage for women. A woman should be very responsible and careful on everything she does. There are several factors that a pregnant woman should consider during pregnancy; like the food that she eats, drugs that she take and any possible condition or situation that may increase the risks during pregnancy.

Drugs or medications can be one of the possible factors that can cause birth defects. Birth defects are defined as the abnormalities of structures, functions or body metabolism that are present at birth. Medications like antibiotic can block the functions of folic acid to the body of a pregnant woman. Lack of folic acid or folate may result to some brain defects to the baby. Folic deficiency also may cause some serious neutral tube defects to the baby or problems with the development of the spinal cord. To prevent such serious problems, pregnant mothers are asked if they are currently taking such medications to avoid complications.

Smoking Cigarettes can result to premature labor to pregnant mothers. Cigarette smoking could be one of the contributing factors why there is an increasing problem like placenta abruption, placenta previa and premature rupture of the membrane.

Problems occur during pregnancy can be unpredictable; that is why full responsibility and proper care should considered. Proper knowledge is the key to have a healthy pregnancy and have a healthy baby.

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