Miscarriage Causes

Learn what does and doesn´t cause miscarriages in this collection of resources.

Alcohol & Miscarriage star
Most people know that drinking alcohol while pregnant can lead to problems. Recent research shows it may also lead to miscarriage.

Bacterial Vaginosis and Miscarriage star
Bacterial Vaginosis is a very common infection in women. There´s now some evidence that it may also contribute to second trimester miscarriages. Here´s what you nee dto know about Bacterial Vaginosis.

Bisphenol-A linked to recurrent miscarriages star[offsite link]
Plastics are looking increasingly bad for health, as yet another study has linked the controversial chemical to health risks -- this time miscarriages. (June 13, 2005)

Blighted Ovum star
A blighted ovum is the cause of many first trimester miscarriages. This article explains what a blighted ovum is and how it happens.

BPA and Miscarriage star
Small studies have shown there may be a link between a commmon chemical in plastics and miscarriage.

Can Baby's Gender Predict Future Miscarriage star
A study theorizes thaat if you suffer from secondary, recurrent miscarriages, the sex of your first child (or children) may play a role in those losses.

Chromosomal Abnormalities and Miscarriage star
Chromosomal abnormalities are one of the most common causes of miscarriage, especially in the first trimester. Here are some things you should know.

Chromosome 16 Disorders star[offsite link]
Trisomy 16 is a common genetic malformation that can lead to miscarriage. This article from about.com explains it in detail.

Common Prenatal Tests & Miscarriage star
Some common prenatal tests carry a risk of miscarriage. Deciding whether or not to undergo them can be difficult, especially if you´ve already had a miscarriage.

Does exercise Increase the Risk of Miscarriage? star
Can vigorous exercise increase the risk of miscarriage? One study says maybe but it´s findings are controversial.

Drinking by Men or Women Affects Miscarriage Risk star[offsite link]
It´s not just the mother who should avoid drinking when a couple is trying to conceive a baby. New research suggests that drinking by the prospective father may also impact the odds of miscarriage.

Ectopic Pregnancy star
An ectopic pregnancy is very similar to a miscarriage becasue it usually results in early pregnancy loss. Learn more about this potentially life-threatening condition.

Fifth Disease & Miscarriage star
Fifth Disease is a common childhood illness which can also affect adults and sometimes cause miscarriage. Here´s what you need to know.

How Stress Causes Miscarriages star[offsite link]
This is a fascinating article that postulates how stress may be responsible for some miscarriages. As a caution, don´t worry too much about this...in all likelihood this is the explanation for a very small percentage of miscarriages.

Hypothyroidism During Pregnancy Linked To Miscarriage Risk star[offsite link]
A British medical study suggests that pregnant women with an insufficient thyroid may be four times as likely to suffer a miscarriage.

Incompetent Cervix and Miscarriage star
Incompetent cervix may be responsible for up to one fourth of all second trimester miscarriages. Fortunately, it´s also usually treatable.

Information About Miscarriage & Progesterone star[offsite link]
This site offers a summary of the links between progesterone and miscarriage, though it doesn´t address the controversy surrounding the issue.

Low Progesterone & Miscarriage star
Low progesterone can be a cause of early miscarriage. Is it an issue that can be resolved with supplementation?

Miscarriage & Secondhand Smoke star
Smoking can be harmful in pregnancy but can exposure to secondhand smoke cause miscarriage?

Miscarriage & Smoking star
Smoking may contribute to miscarriage.

Miscarriage and Asthma star
Many people are being diagnosed with asthma. Does this breathing difficulty increase your risk of miscarriage?

Miscarriage and Celiac Disease star
More and more people are being diagnosed with Celiac Disease. Does it contribute to miscarriqage?

Miscarriage and Chickenpox star
Chicken pox is on the decline in the United States. That's a good thing as it may pose a small miscarriage threat.

Miscarriage and Dental Hygiene star
Miscarriage and other pregnancy problems have been linked to poor denatl health. Here's why you may want to book an appointment with your dentist.

Miscarriage and Fibroids star
Fibroids are a benign uterine tumor which can cause miscarriage.

Miscarriage and High Blood Pressure star
Does high blood pressure cause miscarriage? Perhaps not directly but it still can cause problems.

Miscarriage and Listeria star
Miscarriage can be caused by the bacteria Listeria Monocytogenes which can be found in many common foods. Here´s what you need to know about this potentially dangerous infection.

Miscarriage and Lupus star
The disease Lupus is not well understood but having it can increase your risk of miscarriage.

Miscarriage and Malaria star
We don't think about malaria very much in the United States but it's one of the biggest causes of miscarriage in other parts of the world.

miscarriage and Morning Sickness star
Researchers have found there may be a link between morning sickness and miscarriage but have yet to establish a concrete connection.

Miscarriage and NSAIDs star
Taking some common over-the-counter pain killers while pregnant may increase your risk of miscarriage.

Miscarriage and Pollution star
Recent studies suggest that miscarriage can be linked to air pollution.

Miscarriage and Super Fertility star
A recent study suggests that women who suffer from recurrent miscarriages may actually have a form of super fertility.

Miscarriage and Sushi star
It's possible that sushi can contribute to miscarriage.

Miscarriage and the HPV Vaccine star
The human papillomavirus is responsible for some kinds of cancer. A vaccine was is now available to prevent some forms of HPV but does it casue miscarriage?

Miscarriage Causes star[offsite link]
This is a great summary of all the known factors that contribute to miscarriage, including genetic, hormonal, immune, and physical issues.

Miscarriage Causes star[offsite link]
From my own site RecurrentMiscarriages.com, here is a directory of sites and articles about a variety of health issues that have been linked to miscarriages.

Miscarriage Myths star
There are many things which can cause miscarriage. Here are some things that probably don't.

Miscarriage Update star[offsite link]
This is the best article I´ve ever read about the causes of miscarriage. It offers some descriptions of how each cause may present itself and what can be done about each, and contains comments from renowned pathologist Carolyn Salafia.

New Study About NSAIDs and Miscarriage star
A new study suggests that women who take NSAIDs may be at an even greater risk for miscarriage than previously thought.

PCOS and Miscarriage star
PCOS stands for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. It's one of the most common causes of infertility and miscarriage.

Poor Sperm Quality and Miscarriage star
Poor sperm quality can be a cause of miscarriage. Recent research even suggests there may be a male biological clock.

Steroids, Natural Killer Cells and Miscarriage star
Natural killer cells have long been thought to play a role in some recurrent miscarriages. Researchers now think this may be related to steroid levels and have had some small successes with steroid treatments.

Thrombophilia & Miscarriage star
Thrombophilia refers to a blood clotting disorder which can cause serious problems including miscarriage.

Too Much Thyroid Hormone Can Harm Fetus star[offsite link]
New evidence shows that high levels of thyroid hormone can be as dangerous as low levels, causing a three to fourfold risk of miscarriage.

Uterine Abnormalities & Miscarriage star
There are a variety of problems with the uterus which can lead to miscarriage.

What Causes Miscarriages? star[offsite link]
This article aims to educate friends and relatives about the causes of miscarriage and offers some advice on how to help someone cope.

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