Multiple Miscarriages

Multiple miscarriages need to be investigated with special tests to determine the cause of the loss. Generally chromosomal problems cause multiple miscarriages.  The number of chromosomes, the structure of the chromosome, or even the genetic material that they carry may randomly or by chance cause genetic problems leading to miscarriages. Also some genes that repeatedly pass on can contribute to multiple pregnancy losses.

Abnormalities of the uterus like double uterus or uterus divided by a wall or even  fibroids may cause miscarriages. Hormonal imbalances, known as a luteal phase defect when lack of progesterone does not sustain pregnancies can cause miscarriages.

At times the body sees the fetus as a foreign body and attacks it rather than accepting it, leading to a miscarriage. Chronic illness in a mother with diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, thyroid disease or infections also leads to multiple miscarriages. Exposure to certain chemicals, drugs, x-rays are also responsible for repeated miscarriage.

The good news is that even after more than one miscarriage the chance of having a healthy pregnancy is still good. With testing and treatment you and your practitioner can bring down the risks of a future loss.