Dr. Carrillo shares if genetics can increase your risk for a miscarriage and discusses how a uterine septum can cause miscarriages.
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The Genetic Factor in Miscarriage To simplify it and to be most correct I would say no, but there are certain things that you can be born with that can increase your rate of miscarriage. For example, certain women when they are developing inside their own mother can have an abnormal development of their uterus. And there are different variations of this abnormality, but one of the most common types of uterine abnormalities is a uterine septum. Women who do have a uterine septum have a higher rate of miscarriage, and sometimes these women we don’t even discover until after they are pregnant. But having the septum by itself does not require you to do something different before trying to have spontaneous conception. And then if you do have pregnancy loss with repeated miscarriages, for example, it is possible that you can see a specialist and have the septum removed.