Recently met a friend and did not recognize her – thinner, haggard, bruises under the eyes. When I asked what happened, she told me that she had a missed abortion. Unfortunately, an increasing number of women have recently been confronted with a similar problem.
What is missed abortion?
A deadly pregnancy is termination of the development of the baby and, as a result, fetal death. There is a missed abortion in any gestational age, but in the overwhelming majority of all cases of missed abortion occur in the first trimester of pregnancy.
As a result of missed abortion, a woman has serious complications in her body – various inflammatory processes, intoxication and even sepsis.
It is precisely in order to avoid such complications that, when pregnancy is frozen, an immediate curettage of the uterus is shown in order to remove the fetus and membranes.
Causes of missed abortion
Unfortunately, the exact reasons provoking the development of a missed abortion have not yet been established. However, doctors cite several of the most likely factors: genetic failure, exposure to certain drugs, and adverse environmental conditions.
It is also often the end of pregnancy provokes the presence of such bad habits in a woman as: smoking, drinking alcoholic and low alcohol beverages. Equally important is the lifestyle of a pregnant woman – she must sleep at least 8 hours a day, sufficient time to stay in the fresh air.
Of course, missed abortion is the hardest shock for a woman awaiting the birth of a baby. However, she needs to remember that in 95% of all cases, missed abortion is a single case. And the subsequent pregnancy will proceed quite safely and will end with the birth of a wonderful baby, such a long-awaited and beloved one.