Miscarriage is a terrible experience to go through. Many women have them before they conceive their first child. Even more have them after conceiving that first child. The older you are, the more stressed you are â€“ the more likely you are to miscarry.
So what causes miscarriages really? Scientists say it is a random flaw in our chromosomes. This accident is known as a random chromosomal error. Mother Nature makes an fertilized egg that is a dud and tells our body to get rid of it. Usually this happens in the first trimester. Women who have tow or even three miscarriages are also likely to just be told again and again that the chromosomes are to blame and that it is normal. It takes at least three big losses before a doctor will investigate this matter further. This is because, in essence the miscarriage is more the norm than the exception. They are considered to be natural occurrence.
However according to an article by Rachel Rabkin Pechmien in Parenting magazine it is now crucial to ask your doctor to test you. This si because research has shown that nearly one third of pregnancy losses are actually caused by a disease or disorder that is treatable. The challenge is that it was not diagnosed before the woman got pregnant.
Some doctors such as Mary Stephenson who is an expert on the subject and an M.D. at the Chicago Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Program says that you need to ask your doctor directly for that chromosomal testing. If you have lost more than one fetus you should ask rather than waste your time going through the nausea and other symptoms of first trimester pregnancy.
Testing is simple. When you have a miscarriage tell the doctor you want the tissue from it to be tested. It needs to be sent to a genetics lab by your doctor so it can be analyzed.
Basically if the resuts show that the miscarriage was due to a random chromosomal error then you probably are not at risk for a miscarriage in the near future. If there is no result like this then your doctor should test you again before you conceive. This can help prevent future tragedies.
Keep in mind that there are all kinds of tests available to prevent problems with miscarriages. There are also all sorts of causes. These include proboems such as an inherited genetic abnormalty, endocrine disorders, problems with the uterus being disfigured or problems with an immune system (especially a compromised immune system.)
The reason you want to get that early testing is because some of these conditions may be treatable. Getting tested early and a quick diagnosis could be your first step toward having a healthy baby and avoiding the heartbreak of miscarriage. All you have to do is ask for the test.