The Miscarriage Of A Miscarriage

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Miscarriage is one of the most recurrent issues faced by women during pregnancy. Seventeen to twenty-two percent of pregnancies end in a miscarriage. This number is only growing larger due to older women having babies and women practicing unhealthy life choices during their pregnancy. Many studies and doctors would argue that the cause of miscarriage cannot be pinpointed down to one single problem. However, recent studies show that there are certain risky lifestyles that can increase a woman’s risk of having a miscarriage. Women who smoke during pregnancy or have a spouse who smokes, increase their risk of experiencing a miscarriage. Smoking can cause chromosomal abnormalities in the embryo during pregnancy. Miscarriages can be caused by chromosomal abnormalities therefore, smoking increases a woman’s chance of experiencing a miscarriage. Smoking cigarettes has been known for several years to be harmful to the individuals who choose to smoke. Putting tar into your lungs, causing cancer, heart disease and stroke are just a few reasons many Americans choose not to smoke. However, seventeen percent of people in the United States are smokers. With that seventeen percent, ten percent of women smoke during pregnancy. Not smoking during pregnancy should be a no-brainer but women still do it. Smoking during pregnancy has been known to cause retardation, low birth weight, premature birth, and infant mortality. New studies are showing that smoking is now causing chromosomal

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