Cause of Miscarriage
Contrary to commonly expressed medical opinion, the
cause of almost all miscarriages can be found. Some couples suffer from
genetic problems but almost all infertility and miscarriage are caused by
lifestyle and the negative effects of ageing. Many problems can be overcome
by correcting bad habits and optimising lifestyle. This will also reduce some of the
effects of aging. Good
health, happiness and the joy of a baby might be just reducing stress or having a few more regular
serves of vegetables away.
Miscarriage, the loss of a pregnancy generally in the first 12 weeks,
occurs in at
least 15% of all pregnancies. It occurs much more frequently in the pregnancies of women
aged 37 or older. With very few exceptions, miscarriage occurs because the developing
embryo is abnormal in some way. Chromosome abnormalities cause about 50% of
miscarriages but those with normal chromosomes have the same
range of developmental problems. But the chromosome problems in the embryo
that miscarries are almost always caused by the mother or father's health at the time of
conception. In most couples, the majority of their cells are normal.
Was a lifestyle problem the cause
of my miscarriage?
There are many different 'habits' that can affect
whether you have a miscarriage or a
normal healthy baby. You might not even know that these habits are bad - not
because you are ignorant but because many things are never discussed. Could
you have imagined that the way you clean your teeth could affect your baby?
Even more amazing, my research has revealed is that some lifestyle
habits don't matter much or at all when you are younger but matter a great
deal when you are older than 35. Smoking, for example, probably won't affect
your fertility when you are younger but it will certainly make it very
difficult for you to conceive normally when you are older. To find out all
about lifestyle and miscarriage, you will need to answer my
There is a small charge for answering the questions and receiving your
detailed report but as part of this service you can also request one free email
consultation. You do need to answer the questions first though or otherwise I can't help you.
This unique on-line counselling service could save you heartache and a great deal
Was my Miscarriage of a normal embryo?
In my laboratories we became experts at examining miscarriages and defining
the degree of development. We found that Obstetricians commonly told women
that their pregnancy had been normal whenever the chromosomes were normal. This
was incorrect and set couples on the wrong path. Unless your miscarriage has
been examined by an expert who looks for developmental abnormalities (and there are very few people in the world who
can and will do this), then you don't know. Generally you should assume that
the pregnancy was abnormal. It is very rare indeed for normal embryos to miscarry.
Wounded from miscarriage
Your miscarriage has wounded you
deeply. You suffer, largely alone, your feelings are a mixture of grief, guilt and
desperation. You have miscarried but no-one other than you and your partner
might have known that you
were pregnant. You feel that no-one else can understand this loss of your unborn
child. You wonder whether it was your fault? What could you have done differently?
Can you allow yourself to hope that next time you could have a normal conception?
If you live in Australia you can receive
emotional support from SANDS.
Pregnancy after Miscarriage:
Is there an increased risk of another Miscarriage?
Women often ask about the risks in a pregnancy after miscarriage? They often fear becoming
pregnant again least they miscarry again. Even in her old age, a woman often still suffers
from the deep personal loss of a miscarriage. The answer to the
question is "yes". If the conditions that caused the first miscarriage are
still present then there is a risk of a further miscarriage. It is important
to discover the cause of the miscarriage so that you can prevent it
happening again. It is also
important to leave at least three months between pregnancies.
Hope for Women who have miscarried
I have counselled many women
who have experienced one or more miscarriages. I am pleased to say that I have been able
to help the majority of them have a normal healthy baby. Most miscarriages are caused by some aspect of lifestyle or
ageing. The prevention
USUALLY lies in optimising health prior to conception.
it takes two explains all the different
causes of miscarriage and gives helpful advice for preventing future problems. I counsel
couples about early and late miscarriages as well as multiple miscarriages.
I would love to help you resolve your problem.
CONTACT me today for an appointment.
Consultations can be made in person in Adelaide or by telephone anywhere else.
Alternatively, answer the
and obtain your Personal Report and advice.
What are the causes of
miscarriage and recurrent miscarriage?
There are two types of
miscarriage. One is the loss of an embryo that is physically abnormal. The
second is the loss of an embryo that is apparently normal. A woman with
recurrent problems might miscarry either type but the former is the more
common. If you are having problems, why not discover their cause by completing the
These are the common causes of
miscarriage with abnormal embryos.
Are you at risk?
Maternal ageing (see Table below) ***
Irregular or late
ovulation (frequently corrected by nutrition and/or supplements or other
Chronic exposure to toxic chemicals
chromosome abnormality in woman or man***
*** These are problems that might not
be preventable. The maternal ageing risk can often be reduced.
Contact me about these to arrange
an email or telephone consultation.
Conceptions with one
or more extra chromosomes by age of mother
Inherited Chromosome Abnormalities
An inherited chromosome abnormality cannot be cured. However about 50% of your
conceptions will be normal. (You will miscarry the 50% that are abnormal). Your
road is hard but not impossible. Couples often find that once they
understand the reason that they can cope. One of my most loved clients had 14
miscarriages before she conceived her two normal children.
What are some causes of miscarrying
(WHICH CAN USUALLY BE CURED NATURALLY)
Other dietary deficiency/imbalance
(WHICH CAN USUALLY BE CURED NATURALLY)
Serious unresolved emotional issue
Uterine or endometrial problem***
Immunological or blood clotting
problem. Blood clotting problems are strongly influenced by DENTAL
Chronic disease or infection
A structural abnormality of the uterus that causes miscarriage might be corrected by an
operation. Some endometrial problems are more difficult.
Lifestyle and Diet
Most of the other problems related to miscarriage can be cured or ameliorated by lifestyle
and dietary changes. You might like to start by evaluating whether your ovulation is
normal by keeping a
and learning how to interpret it.
Alternatively, you might consider
Natural Fertility Solutions
program where you complete the NFS Evaluation and receive counselling.