Miscarriage prevention and treatment
A miscarriage is sometimes also known as a spontaneous abortion, which is the loss of a fetus, most often in the first 6 to 20 weeks of pregnancy.
At this stage, the fetus or embryo, is not developed enough to survive outside the womb.
A miscarriage, or the loss of a developing baby, even in the early stages of pregnancy, is absolutely traumatic. This is especially true for someone who has been having infertility treatment.
Feelings of loss, confusion and sadness abound, which need to be worked through. For a while there will be real grief, which with time it does get better, although some days will always be hard.
The actual reason or reasons for a miscarriage can’t always be accurately determined. Some causes for a miscarriage or a spontaneous abortion, may be linked to common factors, but the reasons differ from person to person. A genetic disorder, an imbalance of hormones,various antibodies, perhaps a medical reason e.g. fibroids, can be to blame.
Treatment for infertility is also a strong risk which can induce a miscarriage. A couple who have had a long period of infertility treatments would be extremely happy to receive news of a successful conception. However, after a lengthy time of infertility treatments, their hopes could be dashed by the threat of an early miscarriage.
If you have undergone infertility treatments in the form of IVF, there is even a greater chance of a miscarriage occurring, if the fertilised eggs do not adhere to the uterus.
With the correct treatment it is certainly possible to avoid a miscarriage, or substantially avoid the chances of it happening. If you have suffered a miscarriage in the past, it is also advisable to consult a practitioner to evaluate your chances of a recurrence. There could be underlying health issues that need attention before planning a future pregnancy, especially in the case of infertility treatment.
- Prepare ahead of time for your pregnancy. Preconception care, combined with natural therapies, will have a positive effect on preparing your body for childbearing.
- Cultivate a healthy diet, rich in natural nutrients.
- Adopt good lifestyle habits.
- If you are very overweight, lose the excess weight before becoming pregnant. Obesity increases the risk of miscarriage, so reaching a healthy weight will decrease your chances of a spontaneous abortion. Being overweight will also lower your chances of successful infertility treatment.
- No alcohol, no smoking while pregnant!
- Keep active, with plenty of gentle exercise. Avoid vigorous exercise or contact sports, which might result in an injury.
- Stay in close contact with your practitioner, particularly if you have undergone infertility treatment. Report any unusual changes in health issues.
The Solutions To Health program, incorporating preconception care, will put you on the path to a successful pregnancy and birth.
Personal, expert and compassionate guidance and treatment through a program tailored for your individual needs, will dramatically decrease your potential of a heart breaking miscarriage.
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