Miscarriage is the pregnancy that ends on its own within the first 20 weeks of gestation. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), 10-25% of all clinically recognized pregnancies will end in miscarriage. Chemical pregnancies may account for 50-75% of all miscarriages.
Miscarriage is the most common type of pregnancy loss. Chemical pregnancy is the miscarriage that occurs during the first five weeks of pregnancy. By age, the miscarriage rate for women under 35 is around 10-15%; the rate goes up over 60%, when women age is over 40 years old. According to western medicine, the reason/cause for miscarriage most often cannot be identified, but, during the first trimester, the most common cause of miscarriage is chromosomal abnormality. This means that something is not correct with the baby’s chromosomes.
In Chinese medicine, miscarriage is caused by: 1.Qi and blood deficiency, 2. Kidney deficiency, 3. Heat in blood, disturbing the fetal Qi, and 4. Fetal Qi deficiency. The final cause is Qi and blood disfunction, meaning Cong and Ren meridian are unstable and, thus, fail to support fetal Qi.
Using Chinese herb and acupuncture can strengthen Qi and blood, regulate Cong and Ren, and help prevent miscarriage.