Suffering a miscarriage is one of the hardest things a woman can endure. It is traumatic and tragic for anyone, and is devastating for the parents trying to have children. The loss alone can discourage couples from ever trying again.
Although it is a horrible loss, it does not have to mean the end of a dream to conceive a child. Millions of women have miscarried and then gone to full term on their next pregnancy.
Some may be thanks to luck, but most successful, post-miscarriage pregnancies (even after multiple miscarriages) are usually results of the efforts by both parents to find out why miscarriages happen in the first place, and to correct it for the next time.
Some studies have found that acting right away is not a bad idea. As WebMd reports, couples who keep trying actually have the best chances. Women who conceive within 6 months are most likely to carry to term.
Even if you are not psychologically or emotionally ready to get pregnant right away, you should still act as soon as possible to take certain actions to ensure it is an option in the future.
First, start with some basic testing and a physical to rule out any major health problems. Usually, especially for a first instance of miscarriage, a full blood panel with chromosomal testing will identify an underlying genetic or invasive problem which can be treated.
Some common reasons for miscarriages include:
- Random chromosomal defects that causes the embryo to stop growing
- Rh factors that causes your body to develop antibodies to get rid of your growing embryo – this happens if your blood type is negative and your fetus’s is positive
- Underlying medical conditions such as PCOS and endometriosis
- Chronic diseases like diabetes or autoimmune disorders such as lupus
- Infections such as listeria, mumps and rubella
- Smoking, drinking, excessive exercise and taking illegal drugs
- Toxins such as lead, arsenic, growth hormones in dairy, overly-processed foods
Physical recovery can be a few days or weeks. Once you are emotionally ready, there is nothing to stop you from getting right back to trying.
Sixty to seventy percent of women who suffer miscarriages co go ahead and have an uneventful and successful pregnancy. It’s the other thirty to forty percent who will need a more help.
Preparation for Success, Even After Multiple Miscarriages
If you’ve had multiple miscarriages and there is a known cause, and simple answer is to reduce or eliminate that cause and try again. Here are some solutions to problems:
Rh factors – Your doctor will give you special injections called immunoglobulin so your body accepts the embryo
PCOS and other infertility conditions – these CAN be overcome through medication, though holistic lifestyle changes are more effective in the long run.
Diabetes – You can successfully deliver a baby by controlling and monitoring your blood sugar levels. Look for a licensed perinatologist to help you.
Alternative Holistic Treatments
If there are no simple answers, there is a holistic guide that we highly recommend. The author discusses alternative treatments such as acupuncture, safe and tested herbal supplements, effective diet and lifestyle changes, hormonal balance, your basal temperature and overcoming medical problems to create the best conditions for a successful pregnancy.
With the right physical and emotional preparation, it is common for a woman to be able to get pregnant without difficulty after a miscarriage.