PREVIOUS QUESTION:

 

NEXT QUESTION:

 

What causes miscarriage?

ANSWER

Most miscarriages happen when the unborn baby has fatal genetic problems. Usually, these problems are unrelated to the mother. Other causes of miscarriage include:

  • Infection
  • Medical conditions in the mother, such as diabetes or thyroid disease
  • Hormone problems
  • Immune system responses
  • Physical problems in the mother
  • Uterine abnormalities

From: Pregnancy and Miscarriage WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: 

The March of Dimes.

National Institutes of Health.

American Pregnancy Organization.

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on July 13, 2017

SOURCES: 

The March of Dimes.

National Institutes of Health.

American Pregnancy Organization.

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on July 13, 2017

NEXT QUESTION:

When is a woman at risk of miscarriage?

WAS THIS ANSWER HELPFUL

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

    This tool does not provide medical advice. See additional information.

    Other Answers On: