Pregnant Again, After Miscarriage
If you've had a miscarriage you are probably wondering when, and if, you'll be able to get pregnant again. First of all, it's very important to understand that 20% of pregnancies end in miscarriage. This means that you are not unique with your experience and that you will probably be able to carry a baby to term in the future. Most of the time, there isn't anything that you could have done to prevent the miscarriage, and you should not feel responsible for it happening. Here are some helpful tips for moving on and getting ready for pregnancy after a miscarriage.
Move Beyond Guilt
Most miscarriages are not avoidable, and are not due to external factors. The faster that you incorporate this into your mentality, the easier it will be to move on and to prepare for another pregnancy. Many women get worried that the next pregnancy will be the same and that they'll miscarry again. There is no reason to believe this to be true, unless you have a history of miscarriages or certain hereditary issues. Keeping a positive attitude, and banishing guilt can help you a great deal with future pregnancies.
What You Can Do
If you feel that your miscarriage issues were due to something in your genetics or environment, it is a good idea to become more educated. Learn about the things that can potentially cause miscarriages and do your best to change any of these items that might have influenced your situation. Get to know your family medical and genetic history. Make sure that you are already immunized against German measles, chickenpox and the like. Quit smoking and drinking; make sure to eat balanced meals and to get plenty of exercise. Make sure that your workplace environment is safe and that you aren't breathing in harmful materials. Make sure that any medical conditions that you have can be kept under control. This would include diabetes, asthma, and other issues that might influence your pregnancy. If you've had multiple miscarriages, check with your doctor to see if you might have a condition that you are unaware of and that everything with your uterus is working correctly.
Get Yourself Mentally Ready
It may help you to speak with others who have had healthy babies after miscarriages. Learn about how they coped with their insecurities and fears. Some of their tips and suggestions might be helpful to you. Keep in mind that most women have a miscarriage at some point if they experience enough pregnancies, and that the chances of you having a healthy pregnancy are near 80%. Try to keep a positive attitude and to recognize that each pregnancy is its own universe and is not related to what you've experienced in the past.
Hopefully, with these ideas in mind, you'll be ready for a healthy pregnancy and a beautiful baby very soon!