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Pregnancy – 5 Steps To Avoid Recurrent Miscarriages by planbwellness: 2:34pm On Sep 20, 2018
If you are someone who has experienced miscarriage(s) before, you will know that having a miscarriage is really an heart-breaking occurrence. This is even especially so if you have been working and praying to get pregnant.

Today, we want to share with you five steps you can take (and have been shown through scientific studies) to decrease your chances of having another loss and prevent miscarriage by creating a healthy, baby-friendly body.

But before we go into the the 5 steps, let’s take a look at the causes of recurrent miscarriages so you can understand more about what could be going on;

Causes of Recurrent Miscarriages

There are many possible causes of miscarriage, the most common is a random genetic problem with the developing foetus, which the body rejects since the baby would not be a viable, healthy person. There is nothing that can be done for this type of miscarriage as it is natures way of creating healthy human beings.

Many women experience this type of miscarriage and go on to have a healthy, uneventful pregnancy later.

Recurrent miscarriages on the other hand are when someone has had two, three or more miscarriages in a row. Below are the most common causes of recurrent miscarriages followed by the steps that can be taken to avoid and prevent them in the future.

Anatomical Causes

This sometimes looks like a misshaped uterus, a weakened Cervix, large Fibroids, or dramatic scarring (adhesions) within the uterus.
Genetic Causes

Sometimes recurrent miscarriages are due to genetic defects in either the egg or the sperm. Women and men over 35 have a greater chance of this problem occurring as the eggs and sperm may not be as healthy as they were in their younger years.

Most doctors will say there is not much you can do about this, but we disagree. While we can not affect all genetic causes, we have seen changes in sperm and egg health of our clients after they changed to a healthier, nutrient dense, natural fertility lifestyle.

This included specific supplements and therapies to help protect the egg and sperm DNA as well as provide the ingredients for a healthier reproductive system. We will cover all of this later in this article.

Blood Clotting

Blood that is overly thick or has a tendency to clot (like in the case of a blood clotting disorder) can cause a miscarriages.

As small blood clots begin to develop in the uterus, the placenta can be cut off; leaving the foetus void of the oxygen and nutrient supply it needs to survive. This can induce a spontaneous abortion, otherwise known as miscarriage.

In the event your pregnancy develops past the 24th week before the clotting develops, a stillbirth or premature birth can result. With no tests available to check for these clots and no other warning signs offered by the body, the danger often remains unseen until it is too late.

High Homocysteine Levels

If you have suffered at least one miscarriage, or your doctor has indicated that you are at a higher risk for miscarriage than most women, you may want to find out what your Homocysteine levels are.

Homocysteine is a common sulphur-containing amino acid found in the body. While it is not harmful in normal levels, when those levels get too high (especially during pregnancy), it can cause a condition called hypercoagulability. What does this mean? In general, your blood clots much more easily than it should. Not only can it put you at a higher risk for a heart attack and stroke, but it can put your baby in danger as well.

Immunological Disorders

For reasons unknown to doctors and scientists, the body sometimes will attack the foetus or sperm; sometimes caused by elevated natural killer cells or HLA incompatibility. This is called a immunological disorder or immune system based miscarriage.

In the past, the only options available for this were the same treatments and medications organ transplant patients receive (which most doctors won’t even perform), but thank goodness there are natural therapies that offer some hope in this area that have been shown to be successful through human studies.

Hormonal Imbalance

There are many links between hormonal imbalances and recurrent miscarriages. The hormonal system is an intricate orchestra of hormones that run on a very specific schedule. If one of these hormones is out of balance, it can affect the rest of the cycle, possibly impacting early pregnancy. Some of these imbalances may be:

Low progesterone

Progesterone is necessary for pregnancy for many reasons, but one of the main ones is that it preserves the uterine lining so the new embryo can attach and be nourished while the placenta is being formed. If progesterone is low the lining will shed, causing menstruation to begin.

High Oestrogen

If oestrogen levels in the body are high, this can cause many issues (such as fibroid) but specifically it can cause low progesterone.

Elevated Prolactin

Prolactin is a hormone in the body that is abundant during lactation. But beyond promoting milk flow for the new mother, it also may repress ovulation if the level is high when it’s not supposed to be so.

Insulin resistance

Insulin resistance causes a hormonal imbalance because the body is always in fight-or-flight causing the hormones to become out of balance. It also has been found that women who are insulin resistant are also 4-5 times more likely to have a miscarriage. Imbalanced insulin levels due to PCOS make it difficult for the embryo to attach properly to the uterus.

Thyroid Disorders

Undiagnosed and untreated thyroid disease can be a cause for infertility, recurrent miscarriage and second/third trimester loss. You can easily get testing done to determine if hypothyroidism is causing your miscarriages.

Luteal Phase Defect

The luteal phase is the time period after ovulation in which the embryo is making its way down the Fallopian tubes and implanting itself into the uterine lining. If this phase is too short for the embryo to implant and attach properly, a...read more on https://planbwellness.com/pregnancy-5-steps-to-avoid-recurrent-miscarriages/

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