Health Conditions Contributing To The Risk Of Miscarriage

Health Conditions Contributing To The Risk Of Miscarriage

13 Oct 2022 | 2 min Read

Dr Nidhi Sodhi

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Miscarriage or loss of pregnancy is a tragic event. Identifying the actual reason behind a miscarriage is generally very difficult. Several factors like chromosomal abnormalities, medical/ health conditions, lifestyle, and medications contribute to miscarriage or increase the risk of stillbirths, pregnancy loss, or miscarriage.

A few of the medical/ health conditions that increase the risk of such events (miscarriage and stillbirths) include:

· Age of both the partners. The risk of miscarriage tends to increase in too early (less than 15 years of age) or late (more than 35 years of age) pregnancy.

· Previous history of miscarriage

· Infertility issue in either of the partners

· Obesity or overweight (high BMI)

· Underweight or poor nutrition

· Uncontrolled diabetes or high sugar levels

· Uncontrolled thyroid diseases

· Uncontrolled or long-term condition of high blood pressure

· Autoimmune disorders such as lupus

· Infections like rubella or cytomegalovirus

· Suffering from sexually transmitted disease (STD) such as syphilis, HIV, or chlamydia

· History or present condition on blood clotting or blocked blood vessels in the body.

· Abnormality in the uterus or uterine malformations such as the unicornuate uterus or septate uterus.  

These above-mentioned health conditions should be prevented or well taken care of in both the partners when planning a pregnancy and during pregnancy in order to avoid mishappenings like miscarriage or stillbirth.

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