Tips to Reduce the Risks of Miscarriage | Hakeem Suleman Khan

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Reduce the Risks of a Miscarriage with these Simple Tips & Habits

How to Prevent Miscarriages
7 October, 2019

Our modern and fast-paced lifestyle has made us a lot unhealthier than we appear. A person might not be experiencing any distinguishable disease or illness, but his/her immunity, metabolism and life expectancy are usually found to be extremely deteriorated.

Same is the case with the reproductive health now-a-days. Various sorts of complications are observed in men and women both. One of them is miscarriage. After the conception, unexpected miscarriage is not only mentally painful for the parents, their families, and friends but it also affects the body of the mother to a great extent. Read further to know about the causes of a miscarriage & how can they be prevented.

Causes of Miscarriages

Though most of the miscarriages have no apparent cause, there are a few factors that may lead to or increase the chances of a miscarriage.

  • Genetic Causes or Chromosomal Abnormality
  • Hormonal Imbalance
  • Blood Clots
  • Placental Problems
  • Certain Lifestyle Habits (Smoking, Alcohol Consumption, Drug use, Excessive Caffeine, Malnutrition)
  • Environmental Factors
  • Long term health conditions like Diabetes, Hypertension, Hypothyroidism, Hyperthyroidism etc.
  • PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome)
  • Placental Problems

Precautionary Measures

It is not possible to avoid or prevent a miscarriage completely in all cases, but you can reduce the chances by following certain precautionary measures. Here, you should understand that you cannot avoid the miscarriages caused due to genetic factors, placental problems etc. voluntarily but some healthy practices are found to reduce the risks exponentially.

1) Pre-Conception Checkup

If you are not pregnant already, consult your gynecologist for a complete checkup. Check whether your reproductive system is healthy and prepared for conception or not.

2) Prenatal Care

Proper prenatal care is required during the pregnancy to not only prevent miscarriages but also to have a healthy baby.

Health Checkup during Pregnancy
3) Regular Exercise

During pregnancy, follow a proper exercise regime in moderation to ensure the health of your child. Exercise under the supervision of a professional trainer.

Exercise in Pregnancy
4) Healthy Diet

A healthy, balanced & regulated diet enriched in nutrition is a must for a to-be-mother. Consult your dietician or gynecologist to know what foods you should avoid during pregnancy.

Diet for Pregnant Ladies
5) Stress Management

Maintain a happy environment and be stress-free during pregnancy as much as possible. Because only a happy you can nurture a happy and healthy child.

6) Folic Acid Consumption

Take a regular dose of Vitamin B or Folic Acid before and during the pregnancy. If your gynecologist has not prescribed it already, ask them again.

Folic acid in Pregnancy

7) Quit Smoking, Drinking and Illegal Drug Use

Smoking, alcohol consumption or using illegal drugs during pregnancy are nothing but a practice to invite serious health complications. During this time, avoid passive smoking as well for a healthy pregnancy.

8) Limited Caffeine Consumption

Limit your caffeine consumption during pregnancy. Switch to juices, shakes and other healthy drinks instead of drinking tea or coffee.

9) Avoiding harmful radiations like X-Rays

X-ray rooms do not allow entry of pregnant women as the radiations can cause serious complications during pregnancy, including a miscarriage. Avoid any other such radiation as it might harm the baby in your womb.

10) Taking care of proper Hygiene

It might not look like a serious issue but maintaining a proper hygiene is of great importance as food poisoning or other such conditions caused by unhygienic food or environment can result into complications as serious as a miscarriage.

11) Weight Management

Check your weight and body mass index regularly before and during the pregnancy. Maintain a proper body weight as being overweight or underweight are not recommended.

Weight Management

A Piece of Advice

You can reduce the chances of a miscarriage by as great as 90% by maintaining proper care and healthy habits. However, as discussed earlier, a miscarriage may occur due to unavoidable conditions like genetic reasons or other complications. In such a situation, don’t blame yourself or be guilt ridden for long. Open up to your family and friends and seek their emotional help. Focus on your physical and emotional recovery and know that you did everything you could to have a healthy pregnancy.

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