How To Prevent a Miscarriage Naturally
Have you experienced recurrent miscarriages? Would you like to have a healthy baby soon? Would you like to maximise your healthy pregnancy naturally?
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Miscarriage happens when a pregnancy stops growing. Eventually, the pregnancy tissue will pass out of the body. Some women will feel crampy, period-like pain and in most cases there will be vaginal bleeding.
Miscarriage is very common in the first few weeks of pregnancy and studies show that up to one in five women, who know they are pregnant, will have a miscarriage before 20 weeks. Most of these happen in the first 12 weeks. The actual rate of miscarriage is even higher because some women have very early miscarriages without ever realising that they were pregnant.
Natural therapy which is a combination or herbal medicine, nutritional supplementation support, dietary advice, lifestyle modification and environmental considerations, can assist a patient to reduce the chances of recurrent miscarriages.
What Causes a Miscarriage?
The causes of miscarriages are often complex and naturopathy (combined herbal medicine, nutritional support, etc) can be successful in minimising the occurrences of them occuring because a multimodality approach is taken. The following points are considered the most common medical reasons for miscarriages in Australian women.
- Miscarriages are more common in older women than younger women, largely because chromosomal abnormalities are more common with increasing age. Nutritional status and antioxidant status can minimise this point
- Miscarriages are also more common in women who smoke and in women who drink more than three alcoholic drinks per week in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. Research suggests that miscarriage is also more common in women who drink more than 500mg of caffeine per day; this is about three to five cups of coffee
- Some medical conditions in the mother, such as uncontrolled diabetes, insulin resistance, fibroids or thyroid problems, can lead to miscarriage. Rare medical conditions which affect blood clotting can also cause miscarriage. Functional pathology testing can help identify contributing factors
- Early tests in pregnancy, such as chorionic villus sampling (CVS) and amniocentesis, carry a small risk of miscarriage. These are tests that use a needle inserted into the uterus
- Emotional stress may contribute to the chances of miscarriages
- conditions such as excessive mucous production caused from food sensitivities may also be a contributing factor. An IgG food panel and secretory IgA blood test may be useful
Naturopathy Considerations With Miscarriages
Some essential considerations are important to consider to reduce the chances of a miscarriage.
- If you are a smoker, consider quitting
- Antioxidants such as vitamin A, green tea, N-Acytl Cysteine or zinc
- Past cancer treatment
- Reduce caffeine intake
- Avoid or at least limit alcohol
- where possible avoid contact with others who have a serious infectious
- Eat a wide variety of fruit and vegetables
- Ensure you have adequate time to rest and take time to relax
If you think you are doing everything right and still are struggling to give birth after a full term, consider further naturopathic investigations and some functional pathology testing. Herbal medicine, nutritional supplementation support to correct nutritional deficiencies, dietary modifications and a full naturopathic health assessment can increase your chances of a successful pregnancy.
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Helpful Tests for Fertility
The following pathology testing can be useful for patients who are looking for a more comprehensive investigation into the reasons for recurrent miscarriages.
Xenoestrogen exposure – Xenoestrogen -Bisphenol Report
ONE oxidative stress –Antioxidant Report-ONE-Profile
Allergy Testing –Allergy Test IgG96-GENERAL-FOODS
CDSA Stool Test (parasites and Bacteria) – parasite stool test report
ALCAT food sensitivity test –Food Sensitivities-Example Report
leaky gut – Leaky Gut INTESTINALPERMEABILITY
Adrenal stress hormone – ADRENAL-HORMONE-PROFILE
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