MISCARRIAGE

The loss of a foetus in early pregnancy is a distressing experience. While the risk of miscarriage exists with every pregnancy, it can be reduced. All pregnant women should cease smoking and drinking alcohol. Try to avoid taking medications but, if you must, check with your doctor to ensure that they will not induce spontaneous abortion or harm the foetus in any way. This also applies for herbal remedies, many of which can induce miscarriages.

Vitamin E is thought to reduce the risk of miscarriage as is the regular drinking of raspberry leaf tea which strengthens the uterus. Avoid eating new or green potatoes. These contain the toxin solanine which can cause women to miscarry.

Throughout pregnancy, exercise should be regular and gentle. In the early months of the pregnancy, some doctors advise against having sexual intercourse during the days when the women would normally have her period. If the women has miscarried previously, particular care should be taken at the stage of the pregnancy when the last miscarriage occured.

Generally, a balanced diet, perhaps a little more rich in protein, will prepare a woman well to carry her baby full term. If spotting occurs, immediate and complete bed rest is advised until professional advice is sought.

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