In a new study published in International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology by the University of Copenhagen, Denmark; scientists revealed that one in four miscarriages may be preventable.
Scientists looked at 91,427 pregnancies, and found that 25 per cent of the miscarriages could be avoidable if women paid closer attention to avoidable risks.
The study found that nearly half of all miscarriages result from abnormalities in the baby’s chromosomes, which may result in the mother’s body rejecting the fetus.
The study however does not show causation, but rather only association. According to the BBC, Anne-Marie Nybo Andersen, senior researcher at the University of Copenhagen, said: “The main message from the paper is that miscarriages are a subject for prevention.”
Here are 4 easy ways to lower chances of miscarriages:
Watching your weight: obese or underweight before conception
Alcohol: avoid drinking during pregnancy
Avoid working nights
Avoid lifting heavy loads