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Reasons For Infertility After Miscarriage

[fa icon="calendar"] May 3, 2017 3:45:58 PM / by Center of Reproductive Medicine   

Center of Reproductive Medicine

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Having a miscarriage is one of the most painful things a person can be faced with and will undoubtedly cause them to worry about their future fertility. If you have gone through this yourself, you are probably wondering whether or not it is possible for you to get pregnant again and have a healthy baby.

It is very natural to have these concerns, but there are many possible reasons for why the pregnancy miscarried and a great deal of them do not make a healthy pregnancy unachievable. Before you worry yourself sick, make sure that you are fully aware of all of the facts.

Do yourself the justice of seeking out a professional who will help you to discover everything that you can about your body and your reproductive condition. Though it may take some time before you can allow the light of possibility back into your life, it will help to know exactly what it is that you can hope for in the future.

Important Facts About Miscarriage

Many women are able to move on and achieve healthy pregnancies following a miscarriage. Each person’s body is different, just as each person’s life experience is unique. However, some common occurrences have revealed that:

  • 1 in 4 pregnancies are lost within the first few months and many women miscarry before they had any clue that they were even pregnant
  • miscarriage after the first trimester is unlikely
  • little can be done to prevent miscarriage in the first trimester if you have health conditions that are known to be connected to miscarriage
  • once you are in your second or third trimester, your doctor may be able to assist the sustainability of the pregnancy

Miscarriage and Infertility

There is no evidence that states that a miscarriage causes infertility. Yet, there is a large possibility that a woman who has experienced a miscarriage could experience another. This is most commonly due to an underlying health condition. If you have not been checked for any underlying issues since the miscarriage, you should absolutely do so. Especially if you have miscarried more than once. Certain conditions could possibility be treated depending on what they are and the severity.

Infertility After Miscarriage

If you are having trouble conceiving after miscarrying, there may be something more you need to know. Common causes of miscarriage are also responsible for difficulties when attempting to achieve pregnancy. The bottom line is, if you could know what caused the miscarriage and prevent future complications, that knowledge is absolutely worth having.

Common causes of miscarriage include:

Chromosomal Abnormalities

It can happen that, when the sperm and egg come together, if one is dysfunctional the chromosomes cannot join correctly. This causes the embryo that is formed to have a chromosomal abnormality, usually resulting in a miscarriage. Such abnormalities may exist in one or both partners and can continue to cause issues with conception. The existence of chromosomal abnormality can be discovered through medical testing.

Uterine and/or Cervix Abnormalities

If the shape of a woman’s uterus is ‘abnormal’, the embryo may have trouble implanting itself or receiving proper nourishment. Such abnormalities are responsible for 10% of miscarriages. It is also possible that a woman’s cervix may be too weak to hold a fetus in, which can cause miscarriage as well.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Women who have PCOS have unnaturally high levels of testosterone that can cause issues during ovulation and menstruation, making them susceptible to infertility and miscarriage.

Bacterial Infections

Certain bacteria, such as mycoplasma hominis and ureaplasma urealyticum, live in the genital tracts of both men and women and could cause harm to a pregnancy. If an infection in a woman’s uterus involves this bacteria an embryo cannot grow properly.

Seeking Help

One of the most challenging parts about living with infertility after miscarriage is not knowing whether or not you will be able to achieve a healthy pregnancy. You do not have to go through this alone. Not only can a fertility clinic help you discover your physical potential for pregnancy, they can also provide you with special counseling that will help make moving forward less difficult.

By seeking assistance from a fertility clinic, you will surround yourself with people who understand what you are going through and can give you the help that you need. Don’t spend anymore time worrying about the future, do something about it instead.

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