Avoiding Miscarriage

How frustrating is it for a woman, already struggling to get pregnant, to lose a flowering baby through miscarriage?

Let me tell you from personal experience, it is more than frustrating. It is devastating.

You’ve been trying for years to get pregnant, you experience the high of finally succeeding … only then to lose your growing seedling.

No wonder that for some women the loss is so unbearable they plummet into deep depression from which they never fully recover.

In this lesson, let’s explore what you can do to avoid miscarriage.

First … The Statistics

Miscarriages are commonplace for ALL women, not just those with fertility issues.

Nearly half of all pregnancies end in early miscarriage, often before a woman evens knows she is pregnant. As many as one in five pregnancies end in miscarriage between the first and fourth months.

What IS a Miscarriage?

A miscarriage is a pregnancy loss under 20 weeks of gestation. To be considered a recurrent miscarriage sufferer, you must have had at least three miscarriages.

Common Causes of Miscarriage

1)    Seven out of ten pregnancies that end in miscarriage before the 12th week are due to a chromosomal abnormality in the fetus.

2)    Genetics may be the cause of your miscarriages, especially if there is a family history of lost pregnancies.

3)    Environmental factors. Exposure to toxic substances, including social drugs, tobacco, alcohol and large amounts of caffeine, dry cleaning fluids and petroleum products, can cause recurring miscarriage.

4)    Women suffering from diabetes or thyroid disease may encounter difficulties in achieving a full term pregnancy.

5)    One in 10 women who suffer recurrent miscarriages have auto immune disease.

6)    If you ovulate after day 16 of your cycle, it will be nigh on impossible for you to conceive without corrective treatment. That’s because the uterine lining is no longer optimal to nourish a fetus. Be sure to call this to the attention of your fertility doctor.

How to Avoid Miscarriage

I have to be honest with you here … there is no treatment that guarantees 100% protection from miscarriages.

That said, there are things you can do to dramatically increase your chances of getting pregnant and carrying your baby to full term.

As already mentioned, control your environment and lifestyle.

–          NEVER smoke when pregnant or trying to conceive

–          NEVER take social drugs

–          REDUCE your exposure to dry cleaning fluids and petroleum products

Remedies To Avoid Miscarriage

Another common cause of miscarriage is inadequate progesterone production – essential to sustain a pregnancy to full term.

One remedy for this is to increase you intake of selenium-rich foods which can help your body produce more progesterone. This includes nuts, fish and whole grains. If necessary, try selenium supplements and use natural progesterone cream.