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How to Avoid Miscarriage

Tips to Avoid Miscarriage
Atefa Noorain
Atefa Noorain
September01/ 2016


Miscarriage is a common term used for a pregnancy that ends on its own. Miscarriage generally happens within the first 20 weeks of gestation. Most miscarriages cases are reported during the first 13 weeks of pregnancy.

Causes of Miscarriage

There are different causes of miscarriage that differs from person to person. The most common causes are:

  • Chromosomal abnormality
  • Miscarriages commonly occur due to the chromosomal abnormality in the eggs or sperms during embryo formation.
  • Thyroid disorders

Hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism both can increase the risk of miscarriage. Thyroid problems often lead to infertility and in few cases it can cause recurrent miscarriages.

  • Diabetes

Uncontrolled diabetes can lead to complications in pregnancy. High blood sugar levels can also cause miscarriage in the early stages of pregnancy.

  • Lifestyle

Bad lifestyle habits like smoking, drug abuse and alcohol abuse can also lead to miscarriage in the early stages of pregnancy.

  • Immunological disorder

Women with autoimmune disorders are more likely to lose pregnancy. The exact role of immunological factors on pregnancy is unknown.

  • Physical complication

Physical complications like uterine abnormalities including polyps and cervical incompetency can cause miscarriage. Physical complications usually occur in second or third trimester of pregnancy.

  • Blood clotting disorder

Blood clotting disorders rarely leads to miscarriage. It is one of the rarest causes of pregnancy loss.

  • Hormonal imbalance

Hormonal imbalance like low progesterone levels and high estrogen levels can lead to miscarriage or loss of pregnancy in early stages.

Tips to avoid miscarriage

Pregnancy is a crucial stage for every woman where she needs to take utmost care. You can avoid miscarriages by taking care of the following tips:

  • Conception

The initial stage is preparation of conception. Conception preparation mainly refers to the fertility cleansing. Fertility cleansing helps in removing the toxins and extra hormones from your body. It increases the uterine circulation by promoting the uterine cleansing. Flushing the toxins out of your body can prevent miscarriages.

  • Nutritious fertility diet

After conceiving you need to nourish your body with healthy nutritious food that will have a positive impact on the baby. Eating a healthy diet has a direct impact on the health of your eggs and helps in making a healthy placenta. Nutritious diet builds a nutrient storage for the baby and balance the hormone levels in your body thus prevent miscarriage.

  • Supplements

The chances of healthy pregnancy are increased when you are able to build up a healthy foundation in your body. Taking sufficient amount of multivitamins and omega-3 supplements helps in creating a healthy foundation in your body. You need to take whole food prenatal multivitamin that contains sufficient quantity of vitamin B6, B12 and folic acid. The combination of these vitamins helps in preventing miscarriages.

Omega-3 fatty acids regulate the inflammation response and helps in maintaining a healthy hormonal balance in your body.

  • Abdominal massage

The left leg and the uterus share the major arteries and it is thus recommended to avoid sitting with your legs crossed during pregnancy. Crossing your legs while sitting decreases the blood circulation to the uterus. A healthy pregnancy can be maintained by increasing the blood circulation to the uterus. Abdominal massage promotes the blood circulation to the uterus and results in a healthy conception.

  • Progesterone levels

Low progesterone levels are a common cause of miscarriage. Progesterone can create a healthy environment in the womb by creating a healthy uterine lining. Adequate progesterone in the body can reduce the chances of blood clot. It helps in preventing the immune response to recognise the fetus as a foreign substance. Progesterone cream is generally used to balance the progesterone levels in your body.

Atefa Noorain
Atefa Noorain

Atefa Noorain, (Microbiologist) former Head of the Department of Life Sciences, Assistant Professor of Microbiology at Sujatha Degree College for Women. She worked as an Associate Research Analyst at Thomson Reuters and an Associate Editor of two research journals. She has presented her research work in 3 International Conferences. She has written articles for national journals and international journals. She had been felicitated as a Young Speaker in the last conference. She has worked on Nanoparticles as a part of her research project and won the Best Scientist of the Day award.

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