How To Plan A Safe Pregnancy After A Miscarriage

By: Ajanta Sen

Miscarriage is one of the most ugliest and traumatic episodes in pregnancy, which can create a mayhem in a would-be-mother's life. About 40% of the women go through a miscarriage and, sometimes, it happens even before you understand that you are pregnant.

A miscarriage can leave you frightened and distressed and, sometimes, after recurrent miscarriages, you may not even feel like conceiving at all or having a baby too. However, the fact is, each pregnancy is different and you should not lose hope after a single miscarriage.

After a distressing miscarriage, it takes a long time to heal both emotionally as well as physically. If you have already gone through that phase and have endured the trauma with patience and courage, then your endurance is highly commendable.

After that long tormenting phase, there comes a point when you again start to feel quite relaxed and happy; and there might be some plans in your head for a pregnancy again.

So, once you make up your mind again for a second pregnancy, here are a few points that you must consider, take a look.

Plan A Safe Pregnancy After Miscarriage

Ponder Testing
If you have gone through two or more repeated miscarriages, you must check with your doctor regarding testing before conceiving again. Sometimes, these miscarriages can be hereditary, while in some other cases, there might be some structural issues such as septum wall in the uterus which may also result in a miscarriage.

There are a lot of women who rely on the advantages of the progesterone therapy to keep the recurrent miscarriages at bay.

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Acquaint Yourself With The Possible Risks
If your age is more than 35 years, you smoke or you have persistent health issues, then you might be less fertile or may be at a greater risk of a miscarriage.

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Be Aware Of Your Emotions
If you have had a couple of miscarriages in the past, you may feel nervous, worried and extra-cautious. There is no doubt that there will be a mix of good as well as bad emotions when you will be planning to conceive again. So, whatever you feel, you must share the same with your partner as well as your doctor.

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Self-care Is A Must
After a miscarriage, you must take good care of yourself to have a safe pregnancy the next time. Talk to your doctor if you need any kind of support to deal with your sorrow. Always remember, seeking help to bear a miscarriage is not wrong.

According to some studies, women who went for psychological counselling in their following pregnancies were able to deal with their past miscarriage woes in a much better way, and as a result had a better and safe pregnancy as compared to those who never went for a counselling session.

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Never Lose Hope
According to studies, even after more than one miscarriage, a woman can conceive and have a successful pregnancy again in a majority of cases. So, you should never lose hope and be confident when you are planning for your next baby.

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Get Treatment For Any Kind Of An Infection
In order to make sure to have a safe pregnancy just after a miscarriage, you must get yourself tested for various infections such as STIs, listeria, vaginal infection, parvovirus, etc. This way, you can make sure that your next pregnancy would be quite safe and healthy.

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Take Healthy And Balanced Diet
In order to decrease the risk of miscarriage, and if you don't want it to happen again, you must live on a healthy and balanced diet, which should comprise of fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy products and protein-rich foods.

So, get up, gather up courage, be positive and gear yourself up for your next pregnancy which will surely be a success.

Read more about: pregnancy, miscarriage, baby, mother, health
Story first published: Thursday, November 24, 2016, 10:21 [IST]
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