Miscarriages are relatively common, sometimes even in consecutive pregnancies. Because few women talk about it, the impression is often created that miscarriages are the great exception. The reasons for miscarriage can be very different. That is why we analyse your medical history and look for possible reasons for a miscarriage. We then work out measures for prevention.
In the early stages of pregnancy, miscarriages (premature abortions) occur when the embryo fails to implant in the uterine wall. Then the uterine lining was not prepared for implantation, or the embryo had severe disorders, such as chromosomal defects. Miscarriages increase after the age of 35. This is due to chromosomal abnormalities increasing with age. Other reasons can be an autoimmune disease, a serious infection or illness of the mother and a malformation of the uterus. The same applies if the embryo was exposed to teratogenic substances - for example X-rays, certain medications or drugs - within the first two weeks after fertilisation.
Even later in pregnancy, miscarriages can have a range of causes: genetic or chromosomal defects, malformations of the uterus (e.g. uterus subseptus, a uterus divided by partitions) or complications of the placenta, a metabolic disorder or other chronic disease of the mother (e.g. diabetes or thyroid dysfunction), bacterial or viral infections (e.g. toxoplasmosis and listeriosis) and cervical insufficiency.