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What Can I Do To Prevent 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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Keep it simple: Diet right/Eat more vegitables, meat once a week and avoid sugars and white flour products which cause insulin spikes. Be sun smart/ wear sunblock SPF 15 daily and SPF 30 when outdoors for long periods. Good behavior/ exercise 2-3 times week avoid nicotine and drink red wine for natural resveratrol once a week. ...Read more
Reduce Stress: I find that writing in a journal about the emotions of the day is a very helpful way to process stress. Other individuals benefit from meditation, light exercise, soothing tea. The mindbody workbook, is a tool i developed to help people process stress and tension associated with physical symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
...: Using latex condoms decreases risk of getting herpes. You can get genital herpes by having sex (oral, vaginal, anal) with someone who has herpes. The virus can be found in the sores, but there does not need to be an open sore to get the virus. This is known as “asymptomatic shedding.” there is treatment but no cure. ...Read more
Nothing really: Having had one ectopic pregnancy increases the chance of another one in the future by about 20%. Short of having ivf done - whereby the fertilized embryo would be implanted into the uterus, there isn't anything that could be done to prevent implantation into the tube. Sorry. ...Read more
Risk factors: Control hypertension, high blood fats, especially triglycerides, avoid elevation of homocysteine, treat heart disease vigorously, careful control of diabetes, and exercise regularly, and foliow mediterranean diet. If prior stroke or tia, take Aggrenox and a statin. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fiber is good but: If you are not drinking enough fluid it can lead to constipation. Remember caffeine and alcohol dehydrate and lead to constipation. Generally i recommend 80-100 ounces of caffeine free/alcohol free fluids every day. It will take 10-14 days of this regimen to see improvement. If not better need to have a GI workup for other causes of constipation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
Skin exam, avoid sun: Avoid the sun and protect yourself by wearing hat, sunglasses, sunscreen with spf 30 or higher, uv protective clothing. If you have a family history of melanoma, be seen more often by a dermatologist. Have regular skin checks and examine yourself monthly looking for new suspicious lesions or changes in pre-existing lesions. Early detection is key. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
There are a number..: ..of tips. Have lots of sex..about 3 times a week to optimize catching you at ovulation. Go ahead and use ovulation predicting tests or take your temperature; learn about and track your cervical mucus. Sex every other day when ovulating. Maybe lie still for 15 min after intercourse. Get to a healthy weight. Eat healthy, don't overdo exercise. DE-STRESS:) Get a pre-conception check-up; STOP SMOKING ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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