Many women experience miscarriages. Miscarriages generally occur due to abnormalities in the fetus and this cannot be prevented. However, several other reasons could lead to miscarriage in women such as obesity, diabetes, thyroid, advancing age and hypertension. Though all these medical conditions are out of your control, there are ways that can reduce the risk of a miscarriage.

Tips to Reduce Miscarriage

A pregnant woman should adopt a healthy lifestyle to have a healthy pregnancy. The following strategies can help reduce the risk of a miscarriage.

Hand hygiene: There are several infections that can lead to miscarriage. To avoid those infections, always maintain good hand hygiene. Always wash your hands before having your food, after using the washroom and after touching any objects such as money, carts etc.

Avoid smoking: Everyone is aware that smoking can cause cancer, stroke, blood pressure and other lung diseases. But, women who smoke are also at high risk of infertility or miscarriage. So, quit smoking once you conceive to save your baby’s life.

Balanced diet: Women who are pregnant are advised to avoid food that contains dangerous bacteria such as undercooked meats and unpasteurized cheeses. Taking fresh vegetables, whole grains and fruits every day can reduce the risk of a miscarriage. Having a healthy and balanced diet helps you get the required vitamins and nutrients to you and your baby.

Weight loss program: Women who are obese are at high risk of pregnancy loss or a premature baby. If you have obesity, discuss with your doctor and develop a weight loss program to have a healthy baby.

Prenatal care: If your doctor identifies any pregnancy complications, you should start prenatal care to avoid miscarriage.

Exercise: Few researches have shown that proper exercise can reduce the risk of a miscarriage. But, you should discuss with your doctor whether you could continue your exercise or you need to quit.

Limit caffeine consumption: Doctors suggest pregnant women to reduce the consumption of caffeine such as tea and coffee. A pregnant woman should not consume more than 200 milligrams a day.

Quit drugs and drinking: Women who drink and use drugs are at increased risk of a miscarriage. So, pregnant women should avoid drugs and alcohol.

Manage stress: Though stress does not lead to miscarriage, having a calm and relaxed mind during pregnancy could help to have a healthy pregnancy.

Medications: If you have high blood pressure or diabetes, there might be some chances of a miscarriage. So, when you are planning to become pregnant or when you are pregnant, use proper medications to keep your condition under control. There could be some medications that can cause miscarriage. So, discuss with your doctor if the medicine is safe for you and your baby.

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