At risk are: pregnant women lifting more than 20kg (44lbs) each day, an obese or underweight body, over 30s, who drink alcohol, and women working night shifts. Research at the University of Copenhagen suggests only by reducing all of the risk factors could they be prevented.
Women wanting to conceive should also eat a balanced diet, cut out smoking, and ask their partners to follow suit.
Right. The world is overpopulated. So why should we be concerned about miscarriages? In civilized countries like the United Kingdom, welfare payments ensure every unwed mother receives the care and support she and her child need. This is often abused. Nevertheless, the child should be given a chance to grow into an upstanding citizen. That's not the case in some third-world countries, where babies and children die of starvation every day. Sometimes, I wonder if natural selection plays a part in this shocking fact. But we're not addressing the balance here—only the reason why babies miscarry.
More than one in seven pregnancies ends in miscarriage in the UK. That's a staggering figure. I never would have suspected there were so many baby losses. I guess some are terminated by choice, but there must be many women who are desperate for a baby to hold and love.
She contacted a miscarriage expert she saw on television, who discovered her pregnancies were being attacked by natural killer cells (which protect us from infection) present in her body. He treated her with hydroxychloroquine.
The mother said she will never forget the babies she's lost but her success makes it all worthwhile.