Experiencing a miscarriage can be one of the most painful things for a solo parent or couple to endure. Often, many questions swell around a patient’s head, wondering if there was anything they could have done to prevent it. The truth is simple: no!
Most women who suffer a miscarriage will go on to have a healthy, viable pregnancy within six months. However, for some, this is not always the case. Studies have shown that miscarriage does not cause infertility, but if you have had a miscarriage, your chances of having another one will sadly rise.
What are the triggers of miscarriage?
Miscarriage is devastating when it happens but it’s important not to blame yourself. It can be helpful to understand possible causes as a way to investigate any underlying fertility problems, not to assign fault.
“There is not a single factor that causes miscarriage but many possibilities,” says Dr Venkat. “The most common factors leading to miscarriages are chromosomal abnormalities in the embryo and implantation failure due to the uterine environment.”