How To Prevent Miscarriage
Which of the following did the doctor suggest to prevent miscarriage?
Hello, my name is Dr.Gemma Newman and I'm a GP based in West London. Today, I would like to give you a few great tips on how to improve your general health and prevent a variety of problems. This video is for those of you who wanted to know if there was any way to prevent a miscarriage. Now, miscarriages are very emotional and it can be a very difficult time if you have had a miscarriage, and the first thing I want to do is reassure you that there really is nothing that you could have done to prevent the loss of your baby. Miscarriage is often nature's way of preventing pregnancy which in otherwise would not have survived anyway, and it's actually really common, about 1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage and it might actually be more than that. A lot of women could mistake an early miscarriage for a late or heavy period. So you really can not necessarily prevent a miscarriage. There are a few things you can do to improve your general health and hopefully optimize your health for the next pregnancy. The first thing I would suggest is for you to stop smoking if you do smoke, try and have a healthy diet with lots of folate. Now, doctors generally recommend a folate diet in pregnancy anyway, so if you can get it from natural sources, all the better. And that would be fresh leafy green vegetables and things like that, zinc is also important in pregnancy so if you can get that in your diet, that would include things like lean meats eggs and whole grain, magnesium and B6 would be important and you can get these from seeds, eggs, and green vegetables. I would try and cut alcohol and caffeine that is trying for a baby as well, more exercise is good for your well being and more so for the health of your body, and I would also try to maintain the healthy weight, if you are overweight or if you are underweight, this puts your pregnancy at more of a risk generally. Try to relax. A healthy mind makes for a healthy body and it's important to try and reduce stress when you are trying for a baby. If you have any underlying medical problems such as diabetes or high blood pressure, it's important that you see your doctor before you try and get pregnant so you can minimize your risk during pregnancy. If you have had previous multiple miscarriages, it would also be important to go to your doctor to get these investigated, usually 3 or more miscarriages is the time your doctor will tell you it's for more investigations. Once you have had a miscarriage, it's actually safe for the next pregnancy after your first normal period, or whenever you're emotionally ready to do so. Lastly, I would say try not to worry what may or may not be contributing to having had a miscarriage and as I said in this video, it's not your fault and there is nothing you could have done to prevent it and hopefully next time, you will have better luck. .
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