News of Wema Sepetu losing her child is quite sad. Expecting a child is something that brings joy to many. The loss however is often very painful, not just physically, but emotionally too.
Many mothers may think that miscarriages come about because of witchcraft or bad luck but it goes a bit deeper than that.
Here are a number of things that may cause a miscarriage:
When you are expectant stuff like alcohol, cigarettes and other drugs are a no-no. Nicotine crosses the placenta and interferes with blood supply and fetal growth.
Environmental toxins are also a cause of miscarriages. Women who work in certain environments—including farms, operating rooms, dental offices and hospital laboratories—have a higher rate of miscarriage for unknown reasons.
- Bacterial Infections
Certain bacteria (sometimes helpful) live in the genitals of both males and females. Some of these bacteria however may cause inflammation to the lining of the uterus making it hard for the uterus to develop. To avoid this be faithful with your visits to the gynecologist and ask questions in case of any discomfort. It is best not to self-medicate so that the medicine does not affect your pregnancy.
- Long term health conditions
Conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, lupus, kidney disease, thyroid problems, obesity can definitely expose you to higher risks of getting a miscarriage. Consult your practitioner on ways to better take care of yourself if this is your case.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a condition where the ovaries are larger than normal. It’s caused by hormonal changes in the ovaries. It is also often the cause of infertility. PCOS causes insulin resistance which prevents the endometrial lining from maturing properly.
- Uterus Abnormalities
Some women have uterus shaped abnormally-uterus septum- which are divided in an odd manner. This causes the embryo to be unable to implant on the uterus wall or it is able to, it lacks the ability to get nourishment for growth.
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