Preventing Still Births And Miscarriages Essay

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Many women have a time in their life where they have a pregnancy loss whether it’s an abortion, miscarriage, or stillborn. A lot of mothers go into depression when the loss of their baby is out of their control such as miscarriages and still born. There are family members very close to me who went through this such as my mother who had a miscarriage with in the first trimester and my first cousin who had at still born in fourth trimester. This information is imperative so women can be careful when they are pregnant; also before the pregnancy occurs the information in particular about stillborn and miscarriages is important for potential mothers to know certain procedures they could do in order to prevent and prepare for this tragedy.
A miscarriage is a loss of an embryo or fetus before the 20th week of pregnancy. A miscarriage can also be known as a spontaneous expulsion. A still born is a baby who is born without any sign of life at or after 24 weeks in the pregnancy. This is good information for females to know while planning their conception. Women should have an open mind about pregnancy loss so if it occurs, the mother won’t be as depressed because it’s a normal part of life. These experiences and information made me eager to learn more about miscarriages and still born. With the large number of stillbirth and miscarriages that women experience each year, medical experts have identified ways to prevent the frequency in which they occur, help deal with depression, and ways to keep the mother healthy for a possible pregnancy in the near future.
Medical experts are trying to find out possible reasons behind miscarriages and stillbirth and why they are so frequently. The causes of still born and miscarriages are somewhat different from each other. Miscarriages has to do with more of the mother’s body and the family’s history. There are different ways miscarriages can happen such as: chromosomal problems, fallopian tube problems, and uterine/cervical problems. With chromosomal problems there is an unstable number of chromosomes, a fetus should have 46 chromosomes which include 23 from the mother and 23 from the father, if the amount chromosomes are unstable it can cause the egg to develop with issues. With fallopian tube problems there could be liquid in the tube which cause disruption within the traveling of the egg throughout the tube, the tube could also be too small, if this happens the egg could get stuck, begin to grow within the tube itself then burst. With the uterine/cervical problem an egg doesn't implant properly in the uterus or an embryo with structural defects that prevent it from developing. On the other hand miscarriages causes are infections, radiation, diseases, certain medication, lifestyle factors (smoking, drinking, illegal drug use), incompetent cervix, and etc. Women can help themselves and doctors to prevent miscarriages. But “the embryo or fetus has a chromosome that causes it to develop abnormally which is not usually...

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