What are the possible causes of miscarriage?
The most common reason known for miscarriages is chromosomal abnormalities – i. e. irregularities in the number or structure of the embryo’s chromosomes. The probability of such anomalies increases significantly as a woman ages, therefore age is an important factor with miscarriages: parallel to the declining rate of natural pregnancies, the risk of miscarriage increases after 35. Other triggers for habitual abortion (repeated miscarriages) also include:
- Hormonal causes: The female cycle is controlled by hormones – hormonal imbalance can be the cause of recurrent miscarriages. Known hormone disorders include PCOS, under active thyroid as well as progesterone dysfunction.
- Immunological causes: In rare cases, the mother’s immune system can have an incorrect reaction to the embryo – the immune system identifies the embryo as a foreign body and rejects it.
- Organ-related causes: Malformations, adhesions or fibroids in the uterus hinder the growth of the embryo and considerably increase the risk of miscarriage. Woman with uterine anomalies often have fertility problems, with the result that pregnancy may not occur.
- Thrombotic disorders: Women with a blood-clotting disorder can develop a circulatory disorder of the placenta during pregnancy. The resulting undernourishment of the baby can cause a miscarriage.
The emergence of human life is a complex process: despite well-advanced diagnostics, it is not always possible to find a single cause of recurrent miscarriages.In our clinics we give you comprehensive advice with regard to the diagnostic and treatment options – always with the aim of creating the optimal conditions for you to have a child.