Decrease the Chances of Recurrent Miscarriages
on May 19, 2013
by Maureen Stephens, BS, RN
There is no real way of actually preventing a miscarriage but you can decrease the odds by taking good care of yourself and including a few foods in your diet.
Pregnancy brings lots of delight and happiness not just for you but also for your loved ones. The news that someone is going to join you after a few months is too delightful. However, the news of miscarriage brings a full stop to all the happiness. A miscarriage can be devastating for everybody around you and for your partner, of course. Miscarriage can take a toll on you and your partner physically as well as emotionally. It can take years to actually bounce back and try again. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here
The good news is that just because you had a miscarriage does not mean you will have one again. The bad news is that there are chances of having recurrent miscarriages. There is no real way of actually preventing a miscarriage but you can decrease the odds by taking good care of yourself and including a few foods in your diet. Remember that once you are physically and mentally fit, you won’t have to worry about a miscarriage.
You already had a miscarriage and you worry about one more. This can affect you at several levels. While some couples start trying immediately, some other couples just can’t make their peace with what happened. It is important to make sure that your body is at peace first. You can’t rush your body into a second pregnancy and you definitely can’t give up. Both ways, you will be at a loss.
Take time to cope with the loss at a physical and emotional level. Know that your partner is also going through the same emotions. Talk to a consultant if necessary but try again only when you come to terms with the miscarriage. If you try in haste, before you are prepared for another pregnancy, chances of another miscarriage will be higher.
As aforementioned, you should take very good care of yourself. May be the reason why you had a miscarriage in the first place was that you were not healthy enough? Ensure you eat all the right foods and avoid all the wrong ones. Never eat under-cooked meat. Under-cooked meat may contain a number of harmful bacteria that can affect you dangerously. Be careful and make sure the meat is cooked thoroughly. Your milk must be highly pasteurized and you should wash the fruits and vegetables thoroughly. These may seem like basics but there are many who don’t care much about these and end up facing problems. Also, you should keep away from caffeine. Eat healthy fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Avoid processed foods.
Believe it or not, your lifestyle may be the reason behind your miscarriage. Maybe you smoke? Maybe you drink too much? Smoking and alcoholism will do you absolutely no good. Stop smoking immediately or your chances of miscarriage will actually increase. Exercise regularly – go for moderate exercises – so that your body is physically and mentally fit.
Talk to your doctor about the reason why you had a miscarriage in the first place. When you know the reason, solving the problem will be easier for you. The doctor will be more than happy to help you out so that the chances of having another miscarriage are minimal.
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Ms. Stephens has spent over twenty years in the healthcare world, specializing in obstretical and medical/surgical nursing. She joined ConceiveEasy as she has a strong interest in educating and empowering women and promoting fertility awareness.