Miscarriage causes & recurrent miscarriage
Sadly, we know that miscarriage occurs in one in four pregnancies. This is little consolation when you have lost a baby through miscarriage, and you may want to find out why it occurred and if you can reduce the risk of it happening again.
Most patients who experience miscarriage will go on to have a baby, so it is important to stay positive. A small percentage of couples will experience more than one miscarriage. About 2% of women experience two or more consecutive early pregnancy losses. This is called recurrent miscarriage or recurrent pregnancy loss.
> Random chromosome variations,
> Specific genetic variations,
> Parental chromosome variations (for example translocations),
> Uterine variations,
> Immune disorders,
> Hormone imbalances,
> Other medical conditions.
Female age is also an important factor. After the age of 43, there is a 50% chance of miscarriage.
Your fertility specialist will guide you if PGS testing of embryos is suited to your case.
A quest to de-stigmatise miscarriage
At Nairobi IVF, we want to help open-up conversations around miscarriage and de-stigmatise pregnancy loss.
The Misunderstandings of Miscarriage, is a documentary which follows Australian actress and filmmaker, Tahyna MacManus, on her four-year journey of pregnancy and miscarriage. Tahyna embarks on a quest to shed light on the physical, emotional and psychological impacts of miscarriage, as well as the lived experiences of other women in search of support and understanding.
Her quest didn’t end there. Tahyna continued her journey to find out more about miscarriage by speaking to some of our fertility experts. We explore these questions together, including common myths around miscarriage, why miscarriages occur, what you as a partner can do to support each other, and advice for speaking about pregnancy loss with your friends or family members.