Reproductive Health Information - Miscarriage Causes
Information on the causes of miscarriage and recurrent pregnancy loss
Anatomical: uterine abnormalities i.e. uterine septum, cervical incompetence. Chromosomal: balanced translocation or Robertsonian translocation, Aneuploidy (abnormal number of chromosomes). Endocrine: hypothyroid, diabetes, PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome), low progesterone levels. Thrombophilia (propensity for blood clots): factor V Leiden and prothrombin G20210A mutation. Thrombophilia may explain up to 15% of recurrent miscarriages (wikipedia). Immune Factors: Antiphospholipid syndrome, increased natural killer cells in the uterus (It is poorly understood whether these cells actually inhibit the formation of a placenta, and it has been noted that they might be essential for this process). Ovarian Factors: diminished ovarian reserve (egg count and quality reduce with age), Luteal phase defect (low endometrial progesterone) is a condition that has differing evidence to its impact of miscarriage. Lifestyle Factors: smoking, drinking, drugs, poor diet, stress. Infections: listeriosis, toxoplasmosis, rubella, herpes simplex, measles, cytomegalo virus, coxsackie virus, Malaria, syphilis and brucellosis can all lead to miscarriage.
Weight is a risk factor of infertility and a cause of increased incidence of miscarriage. Obesity is an epidemic that can be avoided or reversed with proper support, sensible diet and nutrition, sustainable healthier lifestyle choices, deep commitments to change, and shining lights on the aspects of yourself that will sabotage your success.
Consider getting help from a holistic nutritionist as well as a doctor of traditional Chinese medicine to find what foods and diet are right for YOU.
Consider getting help from a good life coach. They will help you uncover the reasons you continue to not achieve a healthy weight, and help you cultivate a plan as to how to step into a new story and future, one that manifests a healthy fertile you. I highly recommend a coach by the name of Thomas Kevin Dolan. If he has time to take you on as a client you are very lucky.
Educate yourself deeply on the plethora of other health conditions that may be caused by obesity as a way to catapult yourself into sustainable long-term change.
Bottom line here is that you do not just want to get pregnant, nor do you just want to have a baby. Ask yourself to get clear on your true goals and vision. Is it to have a healthy baby and be healthy parents? Healthy families contribute to a healthy community and a healthier more fertile world.