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Next Pregnancy After Miscarriage
After a normal pregnancy I suffered two miscarriages in a row. What can I do to insure a normal pregnancy the next time?
Get a checkup: Most likely your next pregnancy will be normal and healthy. However, after 2 miscarriages in a row, an evaluation by your gynecologist or a reproductive endocrinologist is a good idea. Most problems that are found during an evaluation for recurrent miscarriage can be fixed: low thyroid, uterine scarring, are 2 examples of common curable problems in this situation. See your doctor! good luck! ...Read more
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
After a miscarriage what should I do to try for a healthy pregnancy next time? How long should I wait after a d and c?
Pregnancy: After a d+c wait for your first normal period before trying. Eat healthy, exercise, and take daily vitamins. Eliminate any drugs or alcohol if you partake. Ask friends and family and I am sure you will find multiple people in that group who have miscarried and gone on to have successful pregnancies. This should reduce your anxiety. ...Read more
Two times miscarriage after 10 week due to diabetes what is the precaution for next time pregnancy?
5wks pregnant after a miscarriage 5mths ago, told my blood type is negative an will need a needle with my next pregnancy, why? Should I be worried?'
Don't be worried: All women who have a negative blood type should get an injection of Rhogam around 28 weeks of gestation and anytime during the pregnancy that they have bleeding. If the baby has a positive blood type, your immune system may make antibodies against the baby's blood. Rhogam prevents this. Its not something to worry about if you are getting good pre-natal care. Best wishes! ...Read more
Dr. Is it true that after 1st pregnancy miscarriage there is a chances of having twins in next pregnancy? Taking folic acid increases twins chances?
No evidence: I had never heard this but searched and found many forums where people said they had heard this, but I could find NO research that shows this is actually true and can not think of why it would be. I did find a study showing women who got pregnant within 6 months of miscarriage had better outcomes. Folic acid does not increase chance of twins but decreases chance of miscarriage & birth defects. ...Read more
If my pregnancy symptoms suddenly stopped after a very tragic incident does that mean I'm miscarrying?
After 3 consecutive miscarriages with no known cause what are the chances of having a successful pregnancy. I have 3 children and competent os.
GOOD!: They are quite good with a rate of over 75% to have a healthy child, keep on trying. ...Read more
I've recently suffered two miscarriages after a healthy pregnancy a year ago. Is there something wrong? Why is this happening? What could be wrong?
Im 42. Im miscarrying for the 3rd time. 1st were due to chromosome defects. What are my chances of having a successful pregnancy next time.
It depends.: You would only really be able to tell if you and your husband had genetic studies to see if you are carrying an abnormality. Even if both of you are normal, your risk is higher than average at age 42. For a more detailed response www.Askyourgynecologist.Org. ...Read more
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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