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Could being overweight be causing multiple miscarriages?

Could being overweight be causing multiple miscarriages?

Yes: Obesity is asssociated with spontaneous abortion. However multiple miscarriages may have other more important causes that need to be checked and investigated. ...Read more

Dr. Seth Derman
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Miscarriage (Definition)

A "lay" term for early pregnancy loss usually prior to the second trimester. Physician's use the term "spontaneous abortion" to describe these events, but the word "abortion" in lay use has come to connote only ...Read more


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I have pcos and have had 2 miscarriages.I m 27yrs old and overweight.Trying for 3yrs now.Will I get pregnant again?All tests normal apart frm pcos

I have pcos and have had 2 miscarriages.I m 27yrs old and overweight.Trying for 3yrs now.Will I get pregnant again?All tests normal apart frm pcos

PCOS & Miscarriage: To reduce the risk of miscarriage, the metabolic abnormalities associated with pcos must be reversed. Hgba1c, androgens, and inflammatory markers should be normal. Studies suggest that the use of metformin may reduce the risk of miscarriage. But remember, taking an Insulin sensitizer does not mean you can skip a balanced low glycemic diet and strength training exercise to reduce your weight. ...Read more

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I am overweight and a diabetic and my A1c is 6.8%. I havehad two early miscarriages, at five weeks. My gynaecologistput me on metformin and clomid (clomiphene). My husband is healthy.What are my chances of having a baby?

I am overweight and a diabetic and my A1c is 6.8%. I havehad two early miscarriages, at five weeks. My gynaecologistput me on metformin and clomid (clomiphene). My husband is healthy.What are my chances of having a baby?

Get in shape: I would stress that you need to exercise enough and diet enough to get in great shape before getting pregnant. It is difficult enough to lose weight and get in shape when you are diabetic. It gets more difficult while pregnant. You need to start out the pregnancy at your best. Warning: side effects of exercise and maintaining ideal body weight include health and longevity. ...Read more

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Dec 11 natural miscarriage. Is it normal to have 3 normal periods since? I am over weight. Losing weight will fix my irregularities? I want a bby

Dec 11 natural miscarriage. Is it normal to have 3 normal periods since? I am over weight. Losing weight will fix my irregularities? I want a bby

Ireggular periods: If you had normal periods before the miscarriage, then that would be a concern. If your periods were always irregular, than ok. However, being overweight and poor nutritional status may be a risk factor for irregular period, so weight loss is certainly recommended for that as well s many other health reasons. See your Dr. to help you lose weight as well as assess the periods. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have pcos &hypothyroid.I had miscarriage twice.I m 5 feet having weight 71 kg.Biopsy result showed all ok.Is being over weight the reason.?

I have pcos &hypothyroid.I had miscarriage twice.I m 5 feet having weight 71 kg.Biopsy result showed all ok.Is being over weight the reason.?

Maybe: Being overweight has been shown to increase the risk of miscarriage. It may not be however the only reason as hypothyroidism has also been shown to cause miscarriage. A thorough evaluation by your gynecologist or fertility specialist should be done to see if there is an underlying cause and treat accordingly. Weight loss in general would improve your health as well as your reproductive outcomes. ...Read more

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What can cause multiple miscarriages?

Many possibilities : There are many causes of multiple miscarriages including age, genetic issues, uterine pathology to name a few. If you would like an answer more specific to your history please consult with us. ...Read more

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Can not eating enough nutrients cause miscarriages?

Can not eating enough nutrients cause miscarriages?

Unlikely: The human reproductive system is quite effective at getting a fetus the nutrients it needs to develop. Women conceive, even in times of shortage and famine. Obviously there can be problems for baby if, say, Folic Acid is insufficient, namely, neural tube defects. Having said that, nutrition isn't a major cause for miscarriage. ...Read more

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I had a total of 4abortions. 2 miscarriages. Are my abortions the cause of this happening? Didnt have any complications w/ my ab.

I had a total of 4abortions. 2 miscarriages. Are my abortions the cause of this happening? Didnt have any complications w/ my ab.

What do you mean?: I think you are asking if having elective abortions in the past increases the risk of having a miscarriage. Elective abortions do not increase the risk of miscarriage in the future ...Read more

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How do I cause a miscarriage?

How do I cause a miscarriage?

It would be very: Dangerous to try to cause your own abortion. Recommend that you consult with your physician, your gynecologist or a family planning clinic to learn all of your options. ...Read more

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How do I cause a miscarriage?

How do I cause a miscarriage?

Hold on....: Women have died for centuries in their attempts to end their pregnancy. This is the very reason that good, safe and easy processes are in place to help you end your pregnancy. There are dedicated professionals, even in the uk, who are ready to assist you and also to protect your health and your life. Please seek out health care for this. ...Read more

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What will cause a miscarriage?

What will cause a miscarriage?

Miscarriage: It is thought that most early miscarriages are caused by a one-off problem with the chromosomes of the developing baby (fetus) in the womb. Such genetic mistakes become more common when the mother is older - that is, over 35 years old. There is greater risk of having a miscarriage if you Smoke, drink too much alcohol, Use recreational drugs, have certain medical conditions or infections. ...Read more

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Could shock cause a miscarriage?

Could shock cause a miscarriage?

Miscarriage: The most common cause of miscarriage is a chromosomally abnormal fetus. If the mother had profound cardiovascular shock and nearly died, a miscarriage might occur. But it is very hard to lose a normal pregnancy it that way. "shock" meaning a psychological stress does not cause a miscarriage. ...Read more

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Would an overdose cause a miscarriage?

Yes it could: It would depend on the medication, but definitely some medications are associated with increased risk for miscarriage. ...Read more

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Does bellyflopping cause a miscarriage?

Does bellyflopping cause a miscarriage?

Belly flopping : No. Absolutely not. If you want to end your pregnancy please get real healthcare so that your health and your future are not harmed. There are people waiting to help you at place like your family clinic or planned parenthood! ...Read more

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How do i cause a miscarriage at 18weeks?

How do i cause a miscarriage at 18weeks?

Baby fetus growing: That's a big baby fetus already, maybe 5-6 inches in size. Don't want to destroy baby fetuses that size unless there is an enormously important reason such as a big birth defect, a case of rape, or the mother's health is endangered by pregnancy. Women in the US are free to ask their doctors about surgical abortions. One's Ob-Gyn doctor can help with the decision, as this is a major life decision. ...Read more

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Overweight (Definition)

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