In order to ensure that you do not fall victim to a
possible miscarriage, it is important that you maintain a proactive approach
towards your pregnancy right from the time you decide to conceive. Never miss a
visit to your doctor as per schedule and report every minute discomfort or
abnormality immediately. Work with your doctor and you will do your part in
ensuring that you have a healthy
and successful pregnancy.
for Avoiding Miscarriage
Here are a few tips on how you can avoid miscarriage.
Away from Cigarette Smoke
Smoking not only renders an adverse impact on your
body but on your unborn child as well. There are innumerable studies that prove
even passive smoke harm the health of a pregnant woman and her fetus leading to
labour, and birth of low-weight baby and even still birth.
Away from Alcohol
Alcohol has a harmful impact on the developing fetus
and the degree of harm depends on the regularity and amount of alcohol intake.
This can lead to miscarriage and even if the pregnancy term is completed, the
baby stands the risk of developing Fetal Alcohol Syndrome leading to congenital
birth defects and even mental retardation.
Illegal Drugs or Medicines without Consulting your Physician
Illegal drugs can threaten your pregnancy or cause
immediate miscarriage. At times they even thwart a successful conception
in future too. In order to avoid miscarriage you must avoid over the counter
medications even if you believe that they are â€˜simple medicinesâ€™. Always
consult your doctor when you feel you need supplementary medicine.
Away from Caffeine
Although there is no direct link found between caffeine
intake and miscarriage, but excessive caffeine can lead to complications during
pregnancy and the child stands the risk of contracting diabetes. Too much of
caffeine lead to hormonal imbalances; thereby, indirectly leading to abortion.
Away from Junk Food
We all know that junk food is high calorie intake
that is devoid of any useful protein or vitamins. During pregnancy the size of
the stomach decreases in order to accommodate for the expanding uterus. So
having junk food fills you up and you miss out on eating the food that is
required for the healthy growth of the developing fetus. In an acute stage, the
fetus cannot survive due to lack of necessary nutrients and the pregnancy gets
X-rays and Microwaves
Exposure to x-rays can lead to miscarriage as it
directly harms the fetus. The risk can be eliminated if the x-ray is postponed
till after the delivery of the baby. Microwave also sends out radiation that
can harm the fetus and even lead to termination of pregnancy.
Away from Pesticides, Paints
Every type of pesticides and several household
cleaning products comprise of chemicals, which are toxic elements that can have
a harmful effect on your developing fetus and even when you are trying to
Away from Reptiles
There is a danger of miscarriage if you come in
contact with reptiles. The faces of snakes, turtles, iguanas and even the
common house lizard contain the salmonella virus that leads to the termination
of pregnancy. So tell your doctor immediately if you happen to come in contact
with a reptile during your pregnancy.
Stress in high levels can lead to hormonal
imbalances that can even terminate pregnancy. Maintaining a soothing
psychological attitude is important.
There are several other factors that must be avoided
in order to prevent miscarriage like drinking bottled water as the tap water
contain various elements that can harms the fetusâ€™ immunity system. Also the
body temperature of the mother must not be allowed to rise beyond 102