Miscarriage is the spontaneous, unintentional loss of a pregnancy.
If not caused by a chromosomal abnormality or other genetic disorder that occurs in the developing baby, miscarriage might be preventable.
Here are some tips to help prevent miscarriage and repeated pregnancy loss:
- If you’re not already pregnant, visit the doctor so he can perform some tests and check on your health to see if you have disorders that may increase your odds of a miscarriage (if left untreated).
- Check your vaccination record and make sure you’ve received all the shots and vaccines you need to prevent fatal diseases from placing your pregnancy at risk.
- Take the prenatal vitamins and minerals your body needs to keep its reproductive system healthy and maintain proper hormonal balance, like Folic Acid, Omega-3 and vitamins B6 and B12.
- Follow a healthy balanced diet to provide your body and your pregnancy with their needs of vitamins and other essential nutrients.
- Enrich your diet with omega 3 food sources to improve your body’s ability to fight infections, maintain proper hormonal balance and prevent cell toxicity, which can lead to miscarriage.
- Try to keep your weight gain within the normal healthy range for your condition.
- Exercise in moderation to help you get through pregnancy and delivery. Avoid high-impact exercises that may put additional pressure on your body.
- Limit your caffeine consumption to not more than 200 mg per day and ask your doctor about the average recommended amount for your condition.
- Keep your blood sugar under control, as high levels of same may cause in your baby chromosomal abnormality leading to miscarriage.
- Boost your mood and stay relaxed; happiness and comfort may reduce your odds of having a miscarriage.
- Avoid taking any medication without consulting your doctor.
- Avoid exposing yourself to environmental risk factors that could put your pregnancy at stake, like X-rays, cigarettes and toxins.
Last but not least, beware of any warning sign of possible miscarriage, such as bleeding, feeling of dizziness and weakness without nausea and severe morning sickness, and immediately inform your doctor. Early detection of these signs may preserve your pregnancy and protect you from miscarriage and its implications!
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