One of the biggest fears of a woman is the pregnancy stopped in evolution, an unfortunate complication with the death of the baby in the womb of the mother.
The causes of this dramatic occurrence are not exclusively related to genetic abnormalities, so they can be prevented. Scientists have been able to demonstrate the influence of other factors related to the lifestyle of pregnancy, such as addiction to tobacco and alcohol or untreated diabetes.
The psychological impact of stopping pregnancy from evolution can be devastating in some cases, so anticipating the dangers associated with this problem is of major importance for any woman who dreams of becoming a mother.
Task stopped in evolution: what is it and why is it happening?
Pregnancy stopped in evolution is the spontaneous interruption of the fetus's intrauterine life around the 20th week of pregnancy. Doctors claim that the most common cause of the baby's death is genetic abnormalities, specifically the chromosomal defects of the fetus that impede its development and survival.
Other causes identified by specialists
- endocrine disorders of the mother (progesterone deficiency causes poor interaction between egg and endometrium, as well as poor nutrition of the egg);
- uterine and attachment disorders (septate uterus, bicorn uterus, endometrial atrophy, uterine fibroids);
- hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism and polycystic ovaries impede the normal course of pregnancy and predispose to miscarriage;
- negative HR factor (immunological causes);
- external factors: food deficiency, alcoholism, drug use, trauma.
Symptoms of an evolved pregnancy stop are vaginal blood loss and uterine contractions. Ultrasound examination can confirm the stagnation of pregnancy.
Preventing pregnancy from evolution
The latest scientific findings regarding the prevention of the causes of stopping the evolution of a pregnancy suggest that a woman alone can increase her chances of having a stagnant pregnancy.
In one of the studies conducted in this regard, about 500 women who lost their pregnancy in this way accepted the autopsy and genetic testing of the fetus, examining the placenta and analyzing their medical history.
Finally, it was found that placenta abnormalities (blood clots, for example) were responsible for 24% of the pregnancy losses assessed. Fetal genetic abnormalities, such as trisomy 13 and 18, accounted for 18% of the causes of pregnancy stagnation.
In 13% of cases, infections (bacterial and viral - E. coli, parvovirus, cytomegalovirus) prevented the fetus from developing, and 10.4% of cases were represented by umbilical cord abnormalities.
High blood pressure resulted in 9% of pregnancies being discontinued, while other maternal medical conditions were observed in 8% (diabetes, lupus, thyroid disorders).
Doctors have drawn attention to the effects that an untreated diabetes can have on the fetus: all mothers participating in the study lost their baby due to poor control of this condition.
Another study in this regard analyzed the risk factors correlated with the lifestyle of women from the period before pregnancy.
Finally, it was found that smoking three months before conception, overweight / obesity and previous drug use significantly increase the predisposition to stop pregnancy. Therefore, research shows that any woman can control to a significant extent the weight of the risk of losing her desired baby, taking early action on her health.
- giving up tobacco for at least half a year before conception;
- excluding alcohol and other harmful substances from consumption, without exception;
- thorough assessment of the health status and treatment of the existing conditions before conception;
- assuming a balanced lifestyle and transforming it into a habit for maximum chances to carry a load to the end.