During the summer months, women suffer from miscarriages, and temperatures in many parts of the United States may be to blame, according to a new study.
A study conducted by the University of Boston found that by the end of August, American women had a 44 percent lower risk of miscarriage than the end of February – a difference of six months.
Although the exact cause of this difference has not yet been determined, researchers speculate that it may be due to higher temperatures in tropical regions during the summer.
They also point out that many other birth defects, such as premature birth and low birth weight, are more common in the summer.
Researchers have found that by the end of February, women had a 44% chance of miscarriage. They believe it is related to the warmer weather in these months. Other experts warn that the mother’s body may be dehydrated when she controls two different organs (file photo)
Researchers publish their results in the journal EpidemiologyGather data from SPH-based pregnancy research funded by the National Institutes of Health.
The survey included women who are actively trying to conceive and follow them during the first six months after the baby is born.
For this study, data on 6,104 participants in the first 12 months of pregnancy included data.
Researchers have collected data on possible side effects – such as miscarriage – in all parts of the year.
After controlling external factors that may influence abortions such as maternal risk factors, race or socioeconomic status, they have found that abortion rates are increasing during the summer months.
The biggest gap is between August and February – this is the harshest winter and the worst summer in some parts of the United States.
How does at least one in six pregnancies end in miscarriage?
One in six pregnancies in women who know they are pregnant is miscarriage.
But it is more common in women who do not know they are pregnant.
Miscarriage occurs when pregnancy disappears within 23 weeks after conception.
The main symptoms are bleeding from the vagina, which can cause pain in the lower abdomen.
There are a variety of reasons why women may have a miscarriage – this is normal and not because of what they did.
If a miscarriage occurs in the second month – between 14 and 26 weeks – it may be a sign of complications.
Miscarriages are often isolated events and women continue to have successful pregnancies.
Most miscarriages cannot be prevented, although staying healthy generally helps reduce the risk.
Loss of three or more pregnancies in a row – known as recurrent miscarriage – is uncommon but still affects one in 100 women.
In August as a whole, the risk of miscarriage increased by 31 percent over February.
By the end of the last two months, researchers found that there was a 44 percent difference.
“When you look at any seasonal difference, it gives you a clue about the causes,” says Dr. Amelia Weselink, Professor of Studies and Epidemiology in Boston.
Although researchers have not been able to identify the mechanism by which abortions occur in certain parts of the year, hearing is a major suspicion.
The difference in abortions was greatest in the South and the Midwest, with the states experiencing the hottest summers on average — and the weather being the main cause.
“We recognize the risk of miscarriage during the winter, especially eight weeks ago,” said Veselink.
‘Now we need to take a closer look at what vulnerabilities are most prevalent in the summer and which of these risks explain the risk of miscarriage.’
The extreme heat that leads to poor maternal results, however, is not entirely out of the blue. Researchers point out that tropical climates are associated with a number of factors.
“We know that heat is associated with a higher risk of other pregnancy complications, such as premature birth, low birth weight, and premature birth,” says Veselink.
‘Medical guidelines and public health message – including heat treatment programs and climate adaptation policies – should take into account the effects of heat on pregnant women and their babies.’
Experts at the University of Michigan You already know that the body needs to work harder during pregnancy because it is responsible for two things.
When a woman’s body is overworked, she is more prone to dehydration, and the hot weather can lead to serious negative consequences for both her and the baby.