A miscarriage is the loss of a foetus during the first 23 weeks of a pregnancy. The first sign of miscarriages occurring is vaginal bleeding, which is likely to be followed by cramps and pain in your lower stomach.
Miscarriages are an unfortunate and upsetting experience that can occur in any couples life. If three or more miscarriages have occurred in a row, this is what is known as a recurrent miscarriage. Here at Newlife Clinic, we understand that anyone who has been through a miscarriage will be experiencing a difficult and delicate time, and is likely to be wondering why these recurring miscarriages may be happening.
There are multiple reasons as to why you may be experiencing recurrent miscarriages, but it is vital that you visit a doctor to allocate the exact reason. You may be experiencing recurrent miscarriages due to the following:
- Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS): a problem that makes your blood clot and develops over time
- Thrombophilia: a blood-clothing disorder that is inherited from birth
- Genetic issues/Chromosomal Abnormality- you or your partner may have a chromosomal abnormality, which is usually not an issue until it is passed down to your baby
- Abnormal Womb/Weak Cervix: problems that are occurring within your womb (uterus) or cervix
- Bacterial Vaginosis: a vaginal infection that increases the chances of a late miscarriage or a premature birth
- Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS): problems with hormones, such as PCOS have been closely linked to recurrent miscarriages
- Age: as both men and women grow older, we are more likely to experience miscarriages
If you have, or think you may have one of the above conditions or you’re worried that it could be you or your partner’s age that is affecting your ability to have a healthy pregnancy, talking to your doctor will help to pin-point the exact reason as to why you may be going through recurrent miscarriages.
When a woman suffers a miscarriage, it increases the likelihood of another miscarriage occurring. Therefore, the reason you are experiencing recurring miscarriages could be down to this, rather than any of the issues listed above. Despite all possible causes, in some cases doctors may not be able to identify why recurrent miscarriages are occurring.
Thankfully, there are many tests and treatments that are available at Newlife, for those who have experienced recurrent miscarriages. These tests can help to avoid another miscarriage from occurring in the future, even if your doctor is unable to find a definitive reason as to why the miscarriages are happening.
If you would like to find out more information about recurrent miscarriages and how we can support and help you, get in touch with a member of our friendly team by visiting our contact page or by giving us a call on 01372 738938.