How To Avoid Miscarriage In The Early Month Of Pregnancy
In most cases, there's nothing much you can do to avoid miscarriage especially because the cause of most miscarriage is unknown and therefore you wouldn't be unable to prevent it. Although, there are ways you can lower your risk of a miscarriage and those are the things we will mention below.
- Do not smoke not during pregnancy.
- Do not drink alcohol or use illegal drugs during pregnancy.
- Eat a healthy, balanced diet with and five portions of fruit and vegetables every day.
- Avoid infections during pregnancy at all cost including rubella.
- Avoid certain foods during pregnancy, that may harm your baby or you.
- Be healthy before getting pregnant.
- If you are diabetic, get your blood sugar level checked and controlled
Below are the other things you should do to reduce your risk of a miscarriage;
1. Visit your gynecologist
If you aren't pregnant already, take a visit to your doctor's, a reviwew of your medical history will be done and some tests will be performed, if you haven't been vaccinated against Rh factor, varicella (chicken pox) and rubella immunity, now's the best time to get your shots. But these vaccines can't be given to you while you are pregnant.
If you are pregnant already, your gynae might prescribe prenatals ewhich you should start taking as soon as possible for a healthy pregnancy. Also ask your doctor if you can take low-dose aspirin.
Those who are obese have a higher risk of miscarriage. Obesity is when your body mass index (BMI) of over 30. You can check if your weight is healthy by using a BMI calculator. Your doctor can also tell you your BMI. If you are obese, lose the extra weight and have a healthy weight before getting pregnant for your baby's well being. If you are already pregnant, it's not safe to try and lose weight noe, just make sure you eat healthy and engage in physical activities like taking a long walk and swimming. If you haven't been exercising before pregnancy, talk to your doctor before starting.
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3. Treat an identified cause
If you've had a miscarriage in the past and the doctors were able to identify the cause, treat it before getting pregnant again to avoid having another miscarriage. Here are some treatable causes of miscarriage
- Antiphospholipid syndrome: A condition that causes blood clots and which can be treated with medication. Talk to your doctore about treatment, a combination of aspirin and heparin can help.
- Weakened cervix: This is also known as cervical incompetence, it can be treated with an operation, during the operation, a small stitch of strong thread will be woven around your cervix to keep it closed. The operation is carried out after the first 12 weeks of your pregnancy, and is removed around week 37.
Finally, before taking any drugs during pregnancy, talk to your doctor. Some medications have been found to increase your chances of a miscarriage. For example, heart medications can cause fetal malformations that can lead to miscarriage.
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