Definition of Miscarriage:

The expulsion of a fetus before it is able to survive outside of the womb.

Also: Miscarriages, Spontaneous Abortion

Topics Related to Miscarriage

Chronic / Hidden Infection

...the condition
“...Researchers have found that mycoplasmas can live in a woman's reproductive tract, causing infertility, premature birth and spontaneous abortion.”
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...as a treatment
“...There is conflicting evidence about whether caffeine levels may cause miscarriage.  What is known is that caffeine does cross the placenta into the fetus, so cautious consumption by pregnant women is advised...”

Down's Syndrome

...the condition
“...There is also a high chance that pregnancy would end in miscarriage.  Women with Down's syndrome are also more likely than other women to have a premature baby, or to need a cesarian section...”

Ectopic Pregnancy

...the condition
“...A differential diagnosis should consider 'threatened miscarriage' and ectopic pregnancy...”

EFA (Essential Fatty Acid) Type 6 Requirement

...the condition
“...Below are some of the risks associated with an ongoing Omega-6 deficiency ... Miscarriage...”

Endometrial Polyps

...the condition
“...It is also possible that they may lead to a slightly higher chance of miscarriage, but this is also unknown...”

Fanconi Anemia

...the condition
“...Adult women who have Fanconi anemia may have some or all of the following signs and symptoms ... Increased risk of miscarriage...”

Female Infertility

...recommendation Natural Progesterone
“Progesterone is an important hormone in preventing miscarriage.  Without adequate progesterone, the lining of the uterus will remain rigid making pregnancy difficult to achieve...”


...the condition
“...Fibroids may cause infertility, miscarriage and early labor...”
...relationship to Female Infertility
“Submucous fibroids are the type that most commonly cause significant problems; even small tumors located in or bulging into the uterine cavity may cause heavy bleeding, anemia, pain, infertility or miscarriage.”

Hormone Imbalance

...the condition
“...Some of the complications of hormonal imbalances include ... Miscarriage – hormonal imbalances will result in higher risks during pregnancy...”

Iron Deficiency Anemia

...relationship to Fibroids
“Submucous fibroids are the type that most commonly cause significant problems; even small tumors located in or bulging into the uterine cavity may cause heavy bleeding, anemia, pain, infertility or miscarriage.”

Motherhood Issues

...the condition
“...of course, legitimate reasons why certain mothers may be advised to wean – and abstain from sex – when they become pregnant (such as those with a history of preterm labor, premature delivery or miscarriage, women who experience uterine pain or bleeding, and others with the potential for higher-risk pregnancies)...”

Natural Progesterone

...as a treatment
“...CAUTION: If you are using progesterone cream and think you may be pregnant, suddenly stopping could cause a miscarriage.”

Pregnancy-Related Issues

...the condition
“...Smoking women are at greater risk of spontaneous abortion of chromosomally normal conceptions...”
...our question about Your muscle/body fat composition
“Aside from increased risk of miscarriage, a Swedish study of 943,000 women found that very thin women are also at risk of severe nausea during pregnancy...”
...recommendation Tobacco Avoidance
“Smoking in pregnancy is very clearly linked to a higher risk of miscarriages, low birth weight babies and premature babies...”
...recommendation Caffeine/Coffee Avoidance
“Human studies have found an increase in the rate of miscarriages, stillbirths, breech births and low birth weight when given in doses greater than 300mg (an amount equal to three cups of coffee) per day...”
...recommendation Alcohol Avoidance
“...There is also a definite correlation between the amount of alcohol drunk during pregnancy and the severity of the symptoms, and also a link with the risk of miscarriage and stillbirth...”
...recommendation Zinc
“Inadequate amounts of zinc can lead to central nervous system and other malformations, small-for-age babies and miscarriage.  Adding a moderate dose of zinc to your prenatal supplement regimen may also benefit your baby's immunity...”
...recommendation Vitamin B-Complex
“...These preventive measures are supported by studies that suggest a connection between recurring miscarriages and problems metabolizing methionine and homocysteine in the body...”
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...as a treatment
“...The plant was used to ease menstrual cramps, strengthen the uterus for childbirth, and prevent miscarriage.  During the final 2 to 4 weeks of a Native American woman's pregnancy, she drank tea made from squawvine leaves so that childbirth was less painful...”

Susceptibility To Miscarriages

...the condition
“Alternative names: Spontaneous abortion One in two hundred couples will experience two or more consecutive miscarriages.  Dealing with Immune Mechanism Problems Advances in immunology have enabled an understanding of how, during pregnancy, the mother's immune system is altered so that the fetus is not...”
...our question about Your muscle/body fat composition
“Being underweight increases the risk of having a miscarriage.  One study of 603 women found that those who have a low BMI before they become pregnant are 72% more likely to suffer a miscarriage in the first trimester.”
...relationship to Fibroids
“Submucous fibroids are the type that most commonly cause significant problems; even small tumors located in or bulging into the uterine cavity may cause heavy bleeding, anemia, pain, infertility or miscarriage.”
...relationship to Lupus, SLE (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus)
“The miscarriage rate in SLE patients is much higher than that of the general population...”
...recommendation against Antibiotics
“Antibiotics may be prescribed to treat infections in the mother, which can be a cause of miscarriages.”
...recommendation Caffeine/Coffee Avoidance
“...A study of 3,135 pregnant women showed that moderate-to-heavy caffeine users (those who had at least 151mg daily) were more likely to have late first- or second-trimester miscarriages compared with nonusers or light users...”
...recommendation Counseling
“Depression and guilt are often the result of a miscarriage and counseling can help...”
...recommendation against Senna
“Anthraquinone laxatives such as aloe, buckthorn, cascara sagrada, docks, meadow saffron and senna stimulate smooth muscles, including the uterus, possibly causing miscarriage.”
...recommendation CoQ10 (Ubiquinone)
“Studies suggest that coenzyme Q10 levels are lower in women who have had a recent miscarriage.  Similar to methionine and homocysteine normalization, the production of coenzyme Q10 in the body also depends on folic acid, vitamin B12, and betaine.”


...the condition
“...This in turn slightly increases risk of miscarriage and stillbirth, and well as serious problems with the child such as water on the brain, brain damage, learning difficulty, epilepsy, jaundice, deafness, eye infection, blindness, deafness...”

Ultrasound Imaging

...as a treatment
“...It can also reveal multiple pregnancy (twins or triplets for example), congenital heart disease, the position of the placenta, general health of the fetus, ectopic pregnancy, risk of miscarriage, or fetal death...”

Vitex / Chasteberry

...as a treatment
“...It is not recommended to pregnant women or who want to be pregnant because of the possibility of miscarriage.  Patients should consult their doctor before using Vitex products if they are pregnant, taking oral contraceptives, or on hormonal replacement therapy...”

Wilson's Disease

...the condition
“...In 5 to 10% of patients, Wilson's disease may first manifest as Kayser-Fleischer rings detected during a refractive eye examination; as amenorrhea or repeated miscarriages; or, because of renal copper deposits, as gross or microscopic hematuria or an abnormally low serum level of uric acid resulting from its abnormally high urinary excretion...”
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