How to lower the chances of a miscarriage?

Like every other mother, you also will not want to lose your baby. You will probably take all the necessary precautions to give birth to a healthy baby. While there’s no sure-fire way to prevent a miscarriage, there are many ways you can ensure to have a healthy pregnancy and reduce your risk of miscarriage.

You can give your baby a good start in his/her life by just taking a few precautionary steps. Here are a few things you can follow:

Stay informed –

 Learn the common causes of a miscarriage and the misconceptions surrounding them. Doing so will help you to avoid pregnancy pitfalls that might lead to unfortunate results.

Age factor –

The more advanced your age, the higher the complications you might face in your pregnancy. If you are 35 and above, you should ask your obstetrician about the extra precautions to be taken.

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Recurrent miscarriage: What you need to know

Losing a pregnancy can be a difficult and painful experience. Having one pregnancy loss can shatter you, but having one loss after another can be very traumatic for a woman.

Recurrent miscarriage is defined as two or more pregnancy losses and around 1% of women experience it. There are many possible causes of a recurrent miscarriage, but a good supportive antenatal care in these circumstances can make a big difference.

Why does it happen?

Recurrent miscarriage could be due to any of the following reasons:

1. Anatomical changes:

Uterine problems

If your uterus is abnormally shaped it may increase your risk of a miscarriage and in some cases could be a cause of recurrent miscarriage. Only a few types of uterine malformations can increase the risk of miscarriage and require treatment.

Cervical insufficiency

Cervical insufficiency is also known as cervical incompetence, this means your cervix is weak, begins dilating and opening too soon. Your obstetrician may offer you a scan or advise for a cervical stitch early in your pregnancy to avoid further complications.

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