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A 19-year-old female asked:

what can i do to prevent a miscarriage?

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Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
Eat healthy, exercis: Most miscarriages are caused by a genetic defect in the baby, so one cannot do much about those. In general eat healthy and get daily exercise. One should also see your gynecologist BEFORE you get pregnant to check for any genetic problems and obtain a presciption for prenatal vitamins with folic acid which may help prevent certain birth defects.
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
Miscarriage: If miscarriage is due to chromosomal abnormalities or physical abnormalities in your reproductive anatomy, some testing can explain the reasons for same. See your health professional to discuss in detail, but in most cases, miscarriages are spontaneous and cannot be stopped. Most are because of abnormalities in the genetics of the pregnancy, and nature is taking an appropriate course.
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Stay healthy: Lower risk by not smoking or drinking. Establish a high level of fitness through exercise prior to getting pregnant. Take prenatal vitamins and eat a healthy diet prior to getting pregnant. If you are overweight do everything you can to get to a normal body weight before becoming pregnant. Finally, if you are in an abusive relationship, LEAVE and do not get pregnant with the abuser.
Dr. Sarkis Barupian
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Miscarriage: If you are a person prone to miscarriages or you have had many other miscarriages, consult your doctor to find out the causes. If you are not at risk then enjoy your pregnancy, of course enjoy a healthy life, no drugs no alcohol, take your pre natal vitamins, your folic acid and keep your appointments with your OB
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Can't.: Unfortunately there is not much we can do to prvent early miscarriages, those that occur before 12 weeks. They are most often caused by a random misalignment of the baby's chromosomes. Such misalignments are spontaneous, random events that are out of the control of outside factors. The good news is that after one miscarriage, your chances of having a normal baby are just as good as before.
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 49 years experience
Preventing miscarria: Try to rest , don't stres u self and avoid strenous activities.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
Pray, take folate!: You basically cannot prevent a miscarriage. Taking Folic Acid at 1-5 mg daily for at least 3 months before conception may help reduce your risk for miscarriage. Also avoid known teratogens (radiation, valproate, uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, methotrexate, ace-inhibitors, heat, misoprostol, etc.) and stay calm, placing your belief in god.
Dr. Crystal Twynham
General Surgery 33 years experience
Depends: Have you had miscarriage in the past? If yes, why? Do you have a clotting disorder? In general, getting a good diet with fresh fruits and vegetables, prenatal vitamin, regular exercise, scheduled relaxation time, adequate sleep, no herbal meds or supplements, and low stress levels are helpful. If you have certain problems as above, the need the advice of an obstetrician. Good health!
Dr. Seth Derman
Fertility Medicine 33 years experience
Relatively little: Most miscarriages are due to genetic abnormalities in the pregnancy and are lost for that reason. If you have 2 or more losses or lost a pregnancy later on in pregnancy, it is a good idea to see a fertiility doctor for an evaluation to look for preventable causes of recurrent miscarriages. If you have have one or no miscarriages in the last, there no reason to intervene.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
If no prior miscarry: And if also no mom, aunt, etc., with recurrent miscarriages... then any woman may have a miscarriage as a normal part of life. If having recurrent miscarriages, there are some causes (other than bad luck) such as genetic disorders (like a chromosomal abnormality), autoimmune causes (like anti-phospholipid syndrome), and anatomic (such as a malformed uterus) or environmental (like smoking) causes.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok commented
Pediatrics 33 years experience
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There generally aren't any additional preventive things to do unless a woman has a known reason for being at higher risk of miscarrying a normal baby fetus.
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What can I take to have a miscarriage prevented?

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U need to ask U PCP: There r injections that can be given to prevent miscarriage.
Peyton, CO
A 25-year-old female asked:

Do all subchorionic Hermatoma's get treated to prevent miscarriage? I have a small (1x 2cm) and nothing given to me? Normal?

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Dr. Rahil Malik
Obstetrics and Gynecology 10 years experience
No treatment: Unfortunately, no significant treatment apart from pelvic rest, avoidance from excessive straining/exercise is available for management of subchorionic hematoma. Best wishes Dr M

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