A miscarriage may be one of the most intensely sad and emotional experiences that you may ever have. Losing a pregnancy can make you worry, wondering if you will ever be able to get pregnant again or have a healthy baby. You may even be asking yourself if you did something wrong or could have prevented this somehow.
If you have had a miscarriage, it is natural and very normal to wonder if you will ever be able to get pregnant again. You may feel tremendous grief and wonder if fertility after miscarriage is even possible.
Facts About Miscarriage
1.About one in four pregnancies are lost within the first few months. Some experts believe that this number be as high as one in two pregnancies. Many women miscarry before they ever know they are pregnant.
2.Very early miscarriages that occur shortly after an embryo implants are called “chemical pregnancies.” If you have a chemical pregnancy, you may not even know that you are pregnant, as the miscarriage will occur right around the time that you would have normally had your period.
Causes of Miscarriage
1.Chromosomal abnormality. Hands down, the single most common reason that a miscarriage occurs is some a problem with either the egg or sperm’s chromosomes during embryo formation. While some chromosomal abnormalities are compatible with life, such as trisomy 21, the most common type of Down syndrome, other chromosomal disorders are simply incompatible with life.
2.Thyroid disorders. Whether it be hypo (too low) or hyper (too high) thyroidism, thyroid disorders can lead to problems with infertility or cause recurrent miscarriages. The Malpani Infertility Clinic’s website explains that in cases where a woman’s thyroid function is low, her body will try to compensate by producing hormones that can actually suppress ovulation; conversely, a thyroid that is producing too many hormones can interfere with estrogen’s ability to do its job and make the uterus unfavorable for implantation or lead to abnormal uterine bleeding.
3.Diabetes. With diabetes, it’s mostly uncontrolled diabetes that causes a miscarriage, says Dr. Nowacki. Patients who are struggling with diabetes are encouraged to speak to their healthcare providers about ways to control their blood sugar and/or request the blood sugar blood test, A1C, to assess the extent of the diabetes.
4.Lifestyle. Self-destructive lifestyle habits, such as drug abuse, alcohol use during pregnancy, and smoking can all lead to a miscarriage early on or later during a pregnancy.
5.Immunologic disorders. Immunological disorders are a widely-debated and somewhat controversial topic among women’s healthcare providers, primarily because there is still much to be discovered about their role in contributing to miscarriage. However, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists agrees that certain autoimmune disorders do play a role in miscarriage, especially with recurrent miscarriages. Although the exact role of immunologic factors in miscarriage is “complicated,” according to Dr. Nowacki, she explains that the simplest way to understand it is that “the body just doesn’t accept the pregnancy.”
How To Prevent Miscarriage
The above mentioned tests should be done before planning pregnancy to avoid any kind of mishappening.
Food To Prevent Miscarriages
Healthy food is very helpful in preventing miscarriages. Take doctor advice and eat healthy diet to prevent miscarriages.
Health Measures After Miscarriages
1.Get plenty of rest
2.Avoid alcohol, cigarettes, and other drugs
3.Take a prenatal vitamin containing folic acid
4.Get to a healthy fertility weight