Miscarriage means loss of an embryo or fetus before the 20th week of pregnancy. Most miscarriages occur during the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. The medical term for miscarriage is spontaneous abortion.
 
Miscarriages are very common. Approximately 20% of pregnancies (one in five) end in miscarriage. The most common cause is a genetic abnormality of the fetus. Not all women realize that they are miscarrying and others may not seek medical care when it occurs.
 
A miscarriage is often a traumatic event for both partners, and can cause feelings similar to the loss of a child or other member of the family. Fortunately, 90% of women who have had one miscarriage subsequently have a normal pregnancy and healthy baby; 60% are able to have a healthy baby after two miscarriages.
 
Even a woman who has had three miscarriages in a row still has more than a 50% chance of having a successful pregnancy the fourth time.
 
Source – http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/miscarriage
So now let’s look at some causes of miscarriage in our society today.

  • Poor Egg Quality

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Every month, eggs are ovulated in preparation for conception. These eggs started 120 days before ovulation. And as such everything that you eat, drink, inhale and use on your skin can affect the overall quality of your eggs either positively or negatively.
It is very vital that your eggs have adequate nutrient reserve for fertilization. The nutrient reserve will do two major things.
  1. It will ensure proper cellular division after fertilization.
  2. It will sustain the egg during the six days before it safely implants into the endometrial lining.

It is at this point that the fertilized egg can attach to your circulation and enjoy all the nutrients it needs for development.

It has been discovered that many eggs do not get to this stage because the egg was malnourished and died during these six days which is failure to implant and also referred to as miscarriage.

It is important to note that, deficiency of  key pregnancy nutrients such as folic acid in the egg will not only affect cellular division but also affect further egg development by the immune system and the may not be palatable to sustain life.

It is important that you ensure that the eggs have enough nutrient supply within the 120 days before conception.

 

  • Poor Sperm Quality
Sperm Cells

Sperm Cells

Every 90 days, men produces new batches of sperm and the quality of the sperm can vary in terms of morphology, motility and sperm count.

That is why it is not good to rely on just one result from sperm analysis as the quality and quantity may be dependent on the lifestyle and diet of the man from the previous months. It must also be noted that medications, stress levels, colds and flu can impact the quality of the sperm you are trying to conceive with.

The sperm undergoes various stages of development, which includes learning how to swim. When they are eventually expelled, the journey to fertilization starts.

The long swim starts from the vagina, through the cervix to the uterus, then they all migrate upwards to the fallopian tubes. It then passes through the tubes where they now contend to be the first to fertilize the egg.

The job is sealed when the first or rather the most prepared sperm fertilizes the egg. The first sperm needs to be equipped for the job. It has to be healthy, well formed and have adequate nutrient reserve.

The journey to fertilize the egg is no small journey and as such u need millions of sperm to undertake the journey in order to improve the chance of success.

That is just one part of it. At fertilization, the DNA of the sperm and eggs are infused and as such the DNA will be replicated in the baby cells and this will determine his or her stability to maintain life.

 

  • Low Progesterone Levels

You must understand that progesterone maintains pregnancy.During the initial weeks of pregnancy the left over of  busted follicle (corpus luteum) produces progesterone and this sustains the pregnancy for 8 weeks until the placenta takes over progesterone production.

If the egg quality was below par as the time of conception, the corpus luteum released will also be below par in quality and this will ultimately lead to low progesterone levels, it is important to start correcting progesterone levels when you start developing your eggs 120 days before ovulation.

If the quality of the eggs are good, then the follicle and corpus luteum will respond properly.

Here is my advice, don’t start to boost progesterone level in the last few days before ovulation starts. Work on it from Day 1 by supplying your body with adequate nutrients, supplementing with the right toxins that will distort your hormonal balance.

 

  • Infections
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Chlamydia cells

Infections ranges from those that have obvious symptoms such as change in color and smell of vagina discharge to those that do not have symptoms.

You must understand that the immune system is slightly suppressed during pregnancy so as to not to attack the baby and allow the baby to develop. The reason is that the immune system  is meant to destroy foreign DNA  and the embryo is one.

If bacteria and viruses are present in the body of the pregnant woman, as a result of the suppressed control of the immune system, the bacteria and viruses will seize the opportunity to multiply and attack  the cells including the embryo. The damage can cause miscarriage.

Also if the infection becomes too rampant, nature will favor the life of the woman to that of the baby and as such high fever will be generated to kill off the bacteria or virus thus bringing back the immune system to normal function in order to protect the life of the mother.

The fever and immune intervention can damage the embryo and this will ultimately lead to a miscarriage.

It is of utmost importance to check that no dominant infections are present in your body before embarking on getting pregnant.So that they do not become active when you are pregnant

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