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Things To Try For Pregnancy After Miscarriage

A miscarriage during pregnancy can be a very stressful and confusing experience. This causes a person to ask many questions and look for different answers and reasons as to why and how the miscarriage happened.

There are many possible factors that contribute to a miscarriage: an abnormal development of the fetus, the health condition of the mother, a problem with the chromosomes of the fetus, hormones, or even an infection. But most often, the cause of a miscarriage is difficult to pinpoint.

An estimated 10 to 20% of pregnancies end in miscarriage. This number may actually be higher since there are some cases where a miscarriage occurs too early to even tell if the woman is pregnant. This also contributes to the difficulty in finding out what exactly causes miscarriages.

One miscarriage does not mean that a woman has a lesser chance of getting pregnant. There are even some women who have gone through several miscarriages but eventually went on to have children of their own.

To guide you in the next steps after a miscarriage, below are some suggestions that you can follow before your next pregnancy:

  • Ask your doctor if you should go through any special tests, like a blood or chromosomal test, to see if there may be underlying causes of miscarriage.

 

  • Other tests like an ultrasound, hysteroscopy (a small lighted telescope is used to examine the walls of your fallopian tubes), and other procedures may also be suggested to detect uterine problems.

 

  • Give yourself time to physically rest and heal after your miscarriage. This may only take a couple of days.

 

  • This also means emotional healing, as some feelings of anger, sadness, or guilt may still be lingering. Do not rush the grieving process.

 

  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle:
    • Refrain from smoking, drinking alcohol, taking illegal drugs and caffeine.

       

    • Watch your weight.

       

    • Eat food high in protein, zinc, and vitamins.

       

    • Take prenatal supplements.

 

Once you feel ready for pregnancy, consult your healthcare provider again. You can also consider the following guidelines if you have had:

 

  • One miscarriage: The World Health Organization recommends waiting at least six months before trying to conceive, but other evidence shows no harm in conceiving earlier.

 

  • Two or more miscarriages: Consult your doctor. She or he may recommend tests to find out if there are any underlying causes.

 

  • Molar Pregnancy: This is when the tissue in your uterus develops into a benign mass instead of a fetus, and the mass has to be removed. Doctors advise waiting six months to a year before trying to get pregnant.

The most important thing to remember is never to lose hope. Though these suggestions are not designed to guarantee a successful pregnancy, they are here to help you in your goal to be a parent, just as there are healthcare providers who are a call, message, or email away.

For more information on miscarriage and pregnancy, don’t hesitate to contact us or email us at victoryartlab@yahoo.com

Things To Try For Pregnancy After Miscarriage

A miscarriage during pregnancy can be a very stressful and confusing experience. This causes a person to ask many questions and look for different answers and reasons as to why and how the miscarriage happened.

There are many possible factors that contribute to a miscarriage: an abnormal development of the fetus, the health condition of the mother, a problem with the chromosomes of the fetus, hormones, or even an infection. But most often, the cause of a miscarriage is difficult to pinpoint.

An estimated 10 to 20% of pregnancies end in miscarriage. This number may actually be higher since there are some cases where a miscarriage occurs too early to even tell if the woman is pregnant. This also contributes to the difficulty in finding out what exactly causes miscarriages.

One miscarriage does not mean that a woman has a lesser chance of getting pregnant. There are even some women who have gone through several miscarriages but eventually went on to have children of their own.

To guide you in the next steps after a miscarriage, below are some suggestions that you can follow before your next pregnancy:

  • Ask your doctor if you should go through any special tests, like a blood or chromosomal test, to see if there may be underlying causes of miscarriage.

 

  • Other tests like an ultrasound, hysteroscopy (a small lighted telescope is used to examine the walls of your fallopian tubes), and other procedures may also be suggested to detect uterine problems.

 

  • Give yourself time to physically rest and heal after your miscarriage. This may only take a couple of days.

 

  • This also means emotional healing, as some feelings of anger, sadness, or guilt may still be lingering. Do not rush the grieving process.

 

  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle:
    • Refrain from smoking, drinking alcohol, taking illegal drugs and caffeine.

       

    • Watch your weight.

       

    • Eat food high in protein, zinc, and vitamins.

       

    • Take prenatal supplements.

 

Once you feel ready for pregnancy, consult your healthcare provider again. You can also consider the following guidelines if you have had:

 

  • One miscarriage: The World Health Organization recommends waiting at least six months before trying to conceive, but other evidence shows no harm in conceiving earlier.

 

  • Two or more miscarriages: Consult your doctor. She or he may recommend tests to find out if there are any underlying causes.

 

  • Molar Pregnancy: This is when the tissue in your uterus develops into a benign mass instead of a fetus, and the mass has to be removed. Doctors advise waiting six months to a year before trying to get pregnant.

The most important thing to remember is never to lose hope. Though these suggestions are not designed to guarantee a successful pregnancy, they are here to help you in your goal to be a parent, just as there are healthcare providers who are a call, message, or email away.

For more information on miscarriage and pregnancy, don’t hesitate to contact us or email us at victoryartlab@yahoo.com

About Dr. Gia Pastorfide

Dr. Gia C. Pastofide obtained her pre-medical degree in BS Psychology from the University of the Philippines – Diliman, where she graduated magna cum laude.

She had her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at UP-PGH, her fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility with a focus on In Vitro Fertilization and Minimally Invasive Surgery at the National University Hospital in Singapore, her fellowship in Reproductive Medicine at The University of Tokyo Hospital, and her Masters in Reproductive Medicine and Clinical Embryology at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Presently, Dr. Gia is the Medical Director of Victory ART Laboratory, a clinical associate professor at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UP-PGH, and an active consultant at Makati Medical Center and Cardinal Santos Medical Center.

About Dr. Gia Pastorfide

Dr. Gia C. Pastofide obtained her pre-medical degree in BS Psychology from the University of the Philippines – Diliman, where she graduated magna cum laude.

She had her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at UP-PGH, her fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility with a focus on In Vitro Fertilization and Minimally Invasive Surgery at the National University Hospital in Singapore, her fellowship in Reproductive Medicine at The University of Tokyo Hospital, and her Masters in Reproductive Medicine and Clinical Embryology at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Presently, Dr. Gia is the Medical Director of Victory ART Laboratory, a clinical associate professor at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UP-PGH, and an active consultant at Makati Medical Center and Cardinal Santos Medical Center.