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What makes a miscarriage more likely?

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One of these things in the woman may make a miscarriage more likely:

The age at which you get pregnant can also affect your risk. Women in their late 30s or 40s are more likely to miscarry than are younger women.

  • Hormone problems
  • Infections
  • Uncontrolled diabetes
  • Thyroid disease
  • Lupus
  • Exposure to radiation or toxic chemicals
  • Smoking, drinking alcohol, or using illegal drugs

From: What Is a Miscarriage? WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on September 5, 2019

Medically Reviewed on 9/5/2019

SOURCES:

American Psychological Association: "Miscarriage and Loss."

Cleveland Clinic: "Miscarriage."

March of Dimes: "Miscarriage."

Mayo Clinic: "Miscarriage: Treatment."

National Health Service: "Miscarriage -- Causes," "Miscarriage -- Symptoms."

UpToDate: "Patient education: Miscarriage (Beyond the Basics)."

American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology: “Early Pregnancy Loss.”

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on September 5, 2019

SOURCES:

American Psychological Association: "Miscarriage and Loss."

Cleveland Clinic: "Miscarriage."

March of Dimes: "Miscarriage."

Mayo Clinic: "Miscarriage: Treatment."

National Health Service: "Miscarriage -- Causes," "Miscarriage -- Symptoms."

UpToDate: "Patient education: Miscarriage (Beyond the Basics)."

American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology: “Early Pregnancy Loss.”

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on September 5, 2019

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