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5 Hormone Imbalances that can cause a Miscarriage

Low Progesterone

Progesterone is necessary for pregnancy for many reasons, but one of the main ones is that it preserves the uterine lining so the new embryo can attach and be nourished while the placenta is being formed. If progesterone is low, the lining will shed, causing menstruation to begin and ending a pregnancy.

High Oestrogen

If oestrogen levels in the body are high, this can cause many issues – specifically it can be a cause of low progesterone.

Insulin Resistance

Insulin resistance is a hormone imbalance by itself which causes a greater hormonal imbalance in the body by raising blood sugar, oestrogen and testosterone levels, while lowering progesterone levels.

This may in turn cause implantation failure and/or miscarriage.

Thyroid Disorders

Undiagnosed and untreated thyroid disease can be a cause for infertility, recurrent miscarriage and second/third trimester loss.

Luteal Phase Defect

The luteal phase is the time period after ovulation in which the embryo is making its way down the fallopian tubes and implanting itself into the uterine lining. If this phase is too short for the embryo to implant and attach properly, a miscarriage could occur.

The most common cause of luteal phase defect is low progesterone levels.



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