The loss of a pregnancy before 20 weeks gestation is defined as a miscarriage. This happens when a pregnancy stops growing. Gradually, the pregnancy tissue is passed out of the body. Often, there will be vaginal bleeding and some women can feel period-like pain and.

Most spontaneous miscarriages (around 75 to 80%) occur in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. It’s estimated that 1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage. Many miscarriages are unreported or go unrecognised as they happen in the early stages of pregnancy.

Western Medicine View

There are a variety of reasons due to which a miscarriage occurs. One of the most known common causes is a genetic abnormality such as a faulty chromosome in the baby. Other common causes include:

  • Chronic illnesses such as diabetes, severe high blood pressure, kidney disease etc

  • Acute infections such as German Measles

  • Hormonal imbalance

  • Diseases and abnormalities of the internal female organs such as fibroids

  • Certain drugs such as cocaine and caffeine

  • Consumption of tobacco and alcohol

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    Chinese Medicine View

    Blood and Qi (the body’s essential energy) are the most important sources for nurturing the foetus whilst it is in the mother’s body. Hence, Qi vacuity, loss of blood, abnormal or disconnected blood flow may give rise to miscarriage.

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