If you’ve had one or more miscarriage, you’re most likely wanting to know how to avoid miscarriage in the future. This really depends on what caused your miscarriage and how many you have had. You may not know what caused your miscarriage, especially if it occurred early on in the pregnancy (before 12 weeks or so).
Doctors generally are not concerned until a woman has had more than two consecutive miscarriages, especially if she’s over age 35. If you’re in this situation, though, you’re probably concerned (as I was). It matters very much to you, and you want to know NOW how to avoid miscarriage.
Avoiding miscarriage may not be possible if you don’t know the cause of the miscarriage. If you are of “advanced maternal age” (35+), there’s a good chance that your eggs are just not as healthy as they once were.
Both of my miscarriages were blighted ovums, which means the embryonic sac was empty. I believe the cause was probably from “old” eggs, although I don’t know the reason for sure.
Maca is a wonderful superfood that I believe helped me overcome the issue of “old eggs.” Maca is not an herb or a drug. It is a root vegetable that is purported to increase fertility and libido and improve egg quality. I’m a firm believer that maca can help to avoid miscarriages in women over age 35.
Read more about maca here.
Stress is not known to cause miscarriage, unless of course you were involved in a traumatic incident such as a car accident or the victim of an abusive relationship. (Please get help if you are in an abusive relationship.)
Certain infections can cause a miscarriage and also certain hormone imbalances. Be sure to have a full workup done if you have had more than one miscarriage, especially if you are concerned about having another one.
If hormonal imbalances are the potential cause of your miscarriage, it is possible to correct these issues and avoid miscarriage in the future. However, many times the reason for the pregnancy loss is not known and avoiding miscarriage isn’t possible.
Other ways to help avoid miscarriage:
– Don’t smoke.
– Don’t drink alcohol or caffeine.
– Eat well and exercise moderately (don’t overdo it). Strenuous exercise, especially after the first trimester is not recommended.