Toxic Chemicals and Miscarriage Risk

 

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A 2006 analysis of past research found evidence that occupational exposures to these chemical agents could increase the risk of miscarriage: 6  Heavy metals (industrial workers, dental assistants) Organic solvents (laboratory, industrial, and dry cleaning workers) Tetrachloroethylene (dry cleaning. Early clues to phthalates’ reproductive risks to women surfaced in 1975, when researchers found that Russian factory workers who were exposed to high phthalate levels on the job had fewer. Substances that can cause birth defects are called “teratogens.” Exposure to them does not automatically put your fetus at risk. The level and length of. Harsh cleansers, like bleach and ammonia – These cleaners can create all sorts of airborne toxins, such as dioxins, trihalomethanes and chloroform, all of which are linked to infertility, miscarriage, and birth defects.

Try to avoid using them altogether. If bleach must be used, have your husband do it and leave a window open. Individual chemicals may combine to increase risk for the fetus. Some studies have shown that the adverse effects of toxic chemicals can magnify each other.

Thus, the “chemical mixture” we are exposed to every day may be worse than the sum of the individual exposures. PESTICIDE EXPOSURE & PREGNANCY Being in contact with pesticides is harmful, especially during pregnancy. It may lead to miscarriages, preterm births, low birth weight, birth defects and learning problems in children.

Living or working in an area with crops, you may be exposed to large amounts of pesticides. Toxic Chemicals and Miscarriage Risk. Medically reviewed by Brian Levine, MD, MS, FACOG Can Hypothyroidism Cause Miscarriage? Reviewed by Rachel Gurevich Reduce Miscarriage Risk by Avoiding Lifestyle Factors. Medically reviewed by Meredith Shur, MD Truths and Myths About Causes of Miscarriage.

Women ages 40 and older are at 5 times the risk; Weeks 6 to 12. Once a pregnancy makes it to 6 weeks and has confirmed viability with a heartbeat, the risk of having a miscarriage drops to 10 percent. Miscarriage and inferility was found to increase from pesticides in food, chemicals in cosmetics, cigarettes, synthetic building materials, alcohol, coffee, food additives, water bottle chemicals, MSG, aspartame, nutrasweet, job occupations, chemicals in air fresheners, vehicle exhaust, detergents, fabric softener, disinfectants, perfumes & more. A general estimate of miscarriage risk by week is as follows: Weeks 3–4. Implantation usually occurs around 3 weeks after a woman’s last period, and about a week after ovulation.

By week 4, a.

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Toxic levels can cause miscarriage and birth defects.

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These substances can cross the placental barrier and affect the intrauterine environment.

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from Language Disorders from Infancy Through Adolescence E-Book: Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing, and Communicating
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Many chemicals that the mother ingests that are potentially harmful (e.g., alcohol, caffeine, and carbon monoxide) pass through in ever-increasing dose levels as the placental barrier thins.

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from Encyclopedia of Special Education: A Reference for the Education of Children, Adolescents, and Adults with Disabilities and Other Exceptional Individuals, Volume 3
by Emeritus Professor of Educational Psychology Cecil R Reynolds, PhD, Cecil R. Reynolds, et. al.
Wiley, 2007

Exposure to solvents, ionising radiation and anaesthetic gases is known to be toxic and associated with central nervous system defects, microcephaly and an increased risk of miscarriage.

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from Survival Guide to Midwifery E-Book
by Diane M. Fraser, Margaret A. Cooper
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2012

This represents 12% of the toxic exposures reported during pregnancy for that year and less than 1% of the suicide attempts by poisoning reported to the American Association of Poison Control Centers.

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from Critical Care Obstetrics
by Michael A. Belfort, George R. Saade, et. al.
Wiley, 2010

Use during pregnancy creates the potential for exposure of the embryo and fetus to multiple chemical compounds that have not undergone reproductive toxicity testing in animals or humans.

“Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation: A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk” by Gerald G. Briggs, Roger K. Freeman, Sumner J. Yaffe
from Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation: A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk
by Gerald G. Briggs, Roger K. Freeman, Sumner J. Yaffe
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2008

Thus, any damage to the placenta caused by a toxic chemical is likely to reflect in the fetus.

“Veterinary Toxicology: Basic and Clinical Principles” by Ramesh C. Gupta
from Veterinary Toxicology: Basic and Clinical Principles
by Ramesh C. Gupta
Elsevier Science, 2011

Table 3-6 lists several agents known to elicit toxic effects during pregnancy and indicates when their administration is most dangerous to the embryo or fetus.

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Fetuses receive certain toxic chemicals (such as alcohol and polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs) from their mother through the placenta and the umbilical cord; some toxic chemicals are passed to the infant through breast-feeding.

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from Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women: Global Women’s Issues and Knowledge
by Cheris Kramarae, Dale Spender
Taylor & Francis, 2004

Further, they reported increased risks of placental abruption, stillbirth, neonatal death, prematurity, small for gestational age, and need to remain in nursery more than one week in patients who abused these substances.

“Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nursing: Integrating Psychotherapy, Psychopharmacology, and Complementary and Alternative Approaches” by Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN
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by Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN
Springer Publishing Company, 2012

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  • I m in early 40s with regular cycle, minor hypothyroidism, normal weight, all hormone normal, ovulation occurs with mature eggs, but couldn’t conceived after two cycle of lezra, I had one miscarriage 6 months ago, plz advice

  • Hello, I don’t really know what to say but it felt like I was alone when I went through this just a couple days ago I had this happen and I had taken 3 pregnancy test and had the symptoms with it. Only a couple of days after that I started bleeding a lot and cramping. My doctor finally told me that this was very common and that I had a chemical pregnancy. I had no idea what it was and I cried when I found out I was no longer pregnant. I’m young and word spread that I was pregnant all across my work so I was kinda devastated when i just had to tell everyone that I was not pregnant. This gave me lots of comfort and made me feel as if I was no longer alone. It was hard enough to go through this alone once, but to go through this over 8 times… you are so strong and inspiring. I really do thank you for making this video and sharing it with others. -with lots of love, Carly

  • Thank you!! I just experienced your last miscarriagenausea for 5 days and then a period!!! I thought I was going insanemy “period” came 15 days early…as soon as I started bleeding the nausea slowly stopped. Thanks for sharing! I’m gonna check my progesterone ❤️

  • Last night I had very strong pain and I lost my 5 weeks pregnancy. My test is negative right now. It was positive a week ago. I had one healthy pregnancy and I have a 4 year old daughter. When I see her now I realise how blessed I was to have such an easy pregnancy a give birth to a healthy baby. I want to try again right away, but I am scared. Maybe I should test my hormones first. What to do? I dont want to lose another baby.

  • I just am going through an early miscarriage and just want to thank you for this video. It’s my first pregnancy and getting the response from people that “since it was a chemical pregnancy that should make it easier” hasn’t made it easier. So thank you for giving me the freedom to mourn this loss.

  • I went through a chemical miscarriage in May and it hurts so much then found out I’m pregnant in my next ovulation and still am now but that worry and that I can’t relax every pain I’m scared everytime I go toilet I’m looking it’s so true how much it can affect you to have a loss and then fall pregnant again. thankyou for the video

  • My husband and I just started on our journey to TTC and I will come back to this video if something happens. Thank you for your kind words and informative video! <3

  • i can’t believe there haven’t been more views of this important topic
    I have avoided environmental toxins and polutions since 1989 ewhen I studied Environmental pollution and health

  • Hi, ive had 5 miscarriages, and im going through my first chemical miscarriage. I dont know how to feel, i feel numb and hopeless.
    Ive just given up hope.

  • I am so sad because this is happening to me right now �� i was so happy yesterday and today my happiness is gone ��
    Thankyou for the video!

  • Thank you for posting this very informative webinar. It’s a shame more women aren’t concerned with these issues, but I will post your website on my FB so at least people can be aware that there are alternatives to a toxic-filled lifestyle.

  • My doctor said that I’m having a failed pregnancy I was 3 w 5 d but we’ve repeated the blood test and I’m going back for more testing but basically told me It’s failed so I’m nervous waiting and my boss wants me to go to work I don’t feel comfortable going till I have everything situated and I know more am I wrong or my boss? And I’m so worried that this pregnancy is failed ��

  • Thank you for this video. People where marking feel stupid because I was so sad about losing this pregnancy. I have never had this happy before. This video has helped me so much. Thank you.

  • Thank you for this video. Definitely needed to hear it. Because it happens so early, I feel very alone, and in my feelings. I can’t seem to get out of my own head. Second early miscarriage in 1 year. I’m glad to know there is hope.

  • I’m going though this now I got a positive test then I got a lighter one then negative then I started bleeding all over just a few days

  • My husband and I found out we were pregnant in September 2017, then lost it in October. Dr told us it had basically stopped developing as soon as it started. The day after Christmas 2017 we found out we were expecting again. We got to see it and hear it’s heartbeat. You can actually see it move on the video we took. But the heartbeat dropped and we lost it in January 2018. Last month (the week before Thanksgiving), we found out we were pregnant for the 3rd time. 2 days later we found out we were losing it. So I was miscarrying throughout the week of Thanksgiving 2019. And we just found out on Friday I’m pregnant again! I’m excited, but trying not to set myself up for disappointment. It’s so tempting to go out and get all the cute baby stuff. I keep checking to see if there’s any blood. So far so good. On Saturday at about 5:30 hcg was 40. Monday at about 3:30 it was 73. Didn’t quite double, but it wasn’t even 48 hours either. I don’t know. I’m excited but cautious. And still can’t believe we’re pregnant again, and so soon!

  • Thank you, I’m having one right now and am a total mess. The heavy bleeding and massive clotting makes me more upset. I just want it to stop so I can move on.

  • I have had 4 chemical miscarriages and 3 early miscarriages. I miss my babies so much. I am ttc for our rainbow but I have APS.

  • Thank you so much for this video �� I’ve been searching for a straight forward explanation for 2 weeks now. I just did another test since having 2 positives 2 weeks ago and it came up negative. I was so confused because i have never even heard of this before as this is my first positive. don’t know how to feel right now but, Bless you for giving me some peace and understanding xxx much love ��

  • I took 3 tests in September and they all came back positive, but a couple days later I started spotting and then began to bleed like a normal period… I have been trying since I was 17, I’m turning 21 in a month. I was deviated when my pregnancy symptoms started to fade and the next couple of tests were getting even more faint.

  • I just had a miscarriage where the line wasn’t getting any darker pluss the digital said pregnant but the uterous was not where it was suppose to be so I was prepared but I was sad for a week but I am better but I was told I could try again as soon I have a negative pregnancy test.

  • I don’t know exactly when mine happened but it was confirmed that I was no longer pregnant on October 9th. I took my first pregnancy test on September 16th and it was a very faint positive, this was two days after my period was supposed to start. I started bleeding two days later. After that, my tests stayed faint and didn’t get darker until I got a positive digital test on sept 28th. After that, the tests started to fade again and my symptoms disappeared over the next few days. I just knew I was no longer pregnant. Over the whole ordeal, I got three blood tests, my first one was below 5, the next was 9, & the highest was 13.
    My heart has been in such an awkward place over the past two weeks. This video has given me a lot of clarity and I give you all my love and support for your losses. I’m still learning how to grieve because this was my first pregnancy.