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How can I prevent a miscarriage?

How can I prevent a miscarriage?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Gerard Honore
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Pregnancy Loss (Definition)

A miscarriage is the spontaneous loss of a fetus before the 20th week of pregnancy. (Pregnancy losses after the 20th week are called preterm deliveries.) A miscarriage may also be called a "spontaneous abortion." This refers to naturally occurring events, not medical ...Read more


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How can I prevent another miscarriage from happening?

How can I prevent another miscarriage from happening?

Depends. : This depends largely on your pregnancy history and if there is a cause that can be identified. See a physician for a complete history and physical evaluation. ...Read more

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How can I prevent having a miscarriage as a result of amniocentesis or cvs?

How can I prevent having a miscarriage as a result of amniocentesis or cvs?

Follow instructions: No matter what you do, there is always a risk of miscarriage following these procedures. Most doctors who perform them will tell you to limit your activity for 24-48 hours after the procedure. Make sure to follow all instructions you are given to minimize the risk of miscarriage. ...Read more

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How can I prevent miscarriages? I am 9 weeks pregnant and went to ER because i was bleeding.

How can I prevent miscarriages? I am 9 weeks pregnant and went to ER because i was bleeding.

98%: Of miscarriages are genetic, you can't prevent them. Bleeding first trimester is commmon though, more than half teh time it does not mean you are miscarrying. ...Read more

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How Can I Prevent Myself From Miscarriaging.?

How Can I Prevent Myself From Miscarriaging.?

Unfortunately: many times there is nothing you can do. You can get plenty of rest, eat a well balanced diet and follow your OB's instructions. Remember if you do miscarry it more than 99 times out of 100 is NOT something you did it was jus nature. ...Read more

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How can prevent a miscarriage?

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. ...Read more

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What can i do to prevent a miscarriage?

What can i do to prevent a miscarriage?

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. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent a miscarriage?

What can I do to prevent a miscarriage?

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! ...Read more

Dr. Seth Derman
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Miscarriage (Definition)

Miscarriage is a "lay" term for early pregnancy loss usually prior to the second trimester. Physician's use the term "spontaneous abortion" to describe these events, but the word "abortion" in lay use has come to connote only an elective interrupted ...Read more