About 10 to 20 percent of known pregnancies result in miscarriage, but the actual number is probably higher because many miscarriages happen so early in pregnancy that a woman is unaware she is pregnant.

Most miscarriages happen because the fetus isn’t developing normally, despite the fact that the term “miscarriage” has a bit of a negative connotation and may imply that something went wrong during the pregnancy’s carrying.

Understanding what can cause a miscarriage, what increases the risk, and what medical care might be required can help you move past the emotional pain of the experience and toward emotional healing.

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Abnormal genes or chromosomes

About half of miscarriages are linked to extra or missing chromosomes, and most often, chromosome issues result from errors that happen by chance as the embryo divides and grows — not issues that are inherited from the parents. Most miscarriages happen because the fetus isn’t developing normally.

Anomalies of the chromosome can result in:

Blighted ovum.No embryo develops in a blighted ovary.

Intrauterine fetal demise.In this case, an embryo forms, but before any signs of pregnancy loss manifest, it stops growing and passes away.

Molar pregnancy and partial molar pregnancy.A molar pregnancy, which is linked to abnormal placenta growth and typically results in no fetal development, is one in which both sets of chromosomes are inherited from the father.

A partial molar pregnancy, which is typically accompanied by abnormalities of the placenta and an abnormal fetus, occurs when the mother’s chromosomes are still present but the father contributes two sets of chromosomes.

Pregnancies that are molar or partial molar are not viable pregnancies, and they may occasionally be linked to placental cancer.

Maternal health conditions

Miscarriage can occasionally result from a mother’s health issue. Examples include:

· Uncontrolled diabetes

· Infections

· Hormonal problems

· Uterus or cervix problems

· Thyroid disease

Risk factors

Miscarriage risk can rise due to a number of factors, such as:

Age.Miscarriage is more common in women over the age of 35 than it is in younger women; the risk is roughly 20% at age 35, 40% at age 40, and 80% at age 45.

Previous miscarriages.A woman’s risk of miscarriage is higher if she has experienced two or more in a row.

Chronic conditions.A woman’s risk of miscarriage is higher if she has a chronic illness like uncontrolled diabetes.

Uterine or cervical problems.A weak cervical tissue (incompetent cervix) or specific uterine abnormalities may increase the risk of miscarriage.

Smoking, alcohol and illicit drugs.The risk of miscarriage is higher in smokers than in non-smokers, and it is also higher in women who use heavy amounts of alcohol and illegal drugs during pregnancy.

Weight.Miscarriage risk has been associated with being overweight or underweight.

Invasive prenatal tests.Amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling are two invasive prenatal genetic tests that have a small chance of miscarrying the fetus.


An infection of the uterus, also known as a septic miscarriage, can occur in some women who miscarry.

· Fever

· Chills

· Lower abdominal tenderness

· Foul-smelling vaginal discharge


ARNICA MONTANA 30One of the homeopathic remedies that is frequently prescribed for treating threatened abortion brought on by trauma, falls, or other injuries is arnica montana.

CAULOPHYLLUM THALICTROIDES 3x— Caulophyllum Thalictroides is a useful treatment for habitual abortion tendencies brought on by uterine weakness and atony, as well as the possible presence of a history of acrid leucorrhea.

CROCUS SATIVA 30Another potent treatment for threatened abortion in the first month of pregnancy is crocus sativus, which causes an abortion with stringy, dark blood.

When exertion threatens to cause an abortion, erigeron is taken into consideration. Pregnant women with weak uteruses may experience a bloody discharge even with minimal effort.

HELONIAS QAnother successful treatment for habitual abortion is Helonias Dioica, which is used when the uterus is weak, there is a feeling of weight and soreness in the womb, there is bleeding of dark, foul blood, there may be dragging in the pelvis, and there are other symptoms such as exhaustion, profound sadness, and irritability.

Women who need Viburnum Opulus may also have a history of late and scanty menses that last for a few hours only. Offensiveness in menses is also noted. History of leucorrhea of thick, white nature, often blood strea, and cramping pain in the uterus are all signs that a woman needs Viburnum Opulus.

SABINA OFFICINALIS 30-Sabina Offcinalis is an effective remedy for threatened abortion with marked pain from sacrum to pubis.Sabina Offcinalis is an excellent homeopathic medicine for tendency towards recurrent/habitual abortion occurring in the third month.Miscarriage is accompanied by bright blood mixed with clots.Sabina Offcinalis is an effective remedy for threatened abortion with marked pain from sacrum to pubis.

SECALE CORNUTUM 30Women who have a history of brownish, offensive leucorrhea as well as recurrent miscarriages with dark or blackish bleeding are prescribed Secale Cornutum. These women also have thin, cachetic, and feeble constitutions.

APIS MELLIFICA 30Bleeding during abortion in the fourth month, along with soreness and tenderness in the womb, is a sign of Apis Mellifica. This remedy is also helpful when there is a history of an ovarian cyst with stinging pains. Case history will reveal short and scanty periods. Acrid, green leucorrhea at some point in the past may also be noted.

KALI CARB 30The symptoms experienced by women who have such abortions include bleeding and back pain that radiates down the hips and thighs. -Kali Carb is an effective homeopathic medicine for women who have a tendency to have recurrent or habitual abortions at 5 months.

SEPIA SUCCUS 200Abortion in the sixth or seventh month with bearing down pain in the uterus is a prominent symptom that determines Sepia Succus as the best medicine. In a small number of cases, griping or burning pain in the uterus may be observed. Women have a history of irregular menses, yellow/green leucorrhea, and uterine fibroids. Sepia Succus is an effective homeopathic medicine for treating the tendency towards repeated abortion occurring at 6 or 7 months.

FERRUM METALLICUM 30Women who require Ferrum Met will have a history of previous abortions accompanied by pale blood and shooting or labor-like pain in the uterus, as well as profound weakness and anemia.Ferrum Met is helpful where women have experienced numerous miscarriages accompanied by pale and watery bleeding, which is accompanied by labor-like pain.

In anemic women who have experienced early miscarriages with gushing bright blood that worsens with the slightest movement and is accompanied by hip and back pain, Trillium Pendulum is the most effective homeopathic treatment for the tendency towards recurrent/habitual abortion.

THYROIDINUM 30When there is thyroid dysfunction, thyroidinum prevents abortion and slow oozing from the uterus, both of which increase the risk of miscarriage and premature labor when the cause is not mechanical.

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