Natural therapies are a great option for helping to support your body and prepare for pregnancy. As with any approach to trying to decrease the chance of miscarriage there are no guarantees, but these steps will help to nourish and support the body, inviting a healthy pregnancy to occur.
Preparing ahead of time for your pregnancy is also important for decreasing the chances of a miscarriage, these steps must be in practice for at least 3 months before you become pregnant again.
1. Prepare for Conception
The first step is to prepare your body with fertility cleansing. Fertility cleansing helps to support the liver in cleansing the body of old toxins and excess hormones while encouraging the uterus to cleanse itself of ‘old’ contents, increasing uterine circulation and tone.
2. Eat a Nutrient Dense Fertility Diet
The next step is to nourish and build up your body to be a healthy, baby-friendly body. This can easily be done through eating a nutrient dense Fertility Diet. What you eat has an impact on:
- The health of your eggs
- Your hormonal balance
- Creating a healthy placenta
- Decreasing chances of a miscarriage
- Building nutrient storage for baby
- Creating a healthy reproductive system
You will want to make sure you are eating a fertility diet consistently for at least 90 days before you begin trying to conceive for your best chances of creating a healthy pregnancy.
3. Build a Healthy Foundation
One of the major foundation steps to increasing your chances of having a healthy pregnancy is to take some basic vitamins, minerals, and EFA’s. There are specific vitamins and minerals that are necessary for a healthy reproductive system, hormonal balance, and ovulation.
Building a healthy foundation is a two punch step. You will want to be taking a multivitamin and an omega-3 supplement, but the key here is not to just take any multivitamin. The best multivitamin to take for fertility and pregnancy is a prenatal multivitamin. But be careful when you are choosing which one to take. NOT ALL SUPPLEMENTS ARE CREATED EQUAL. Make sure you are taking a whole food prenatal multivitamin. You also need to make sure your prenatal vitamin contains B6, B12 and folic acid (folate). This combination has been shown to help prevent miscarriages due to high homocysteine levels.
Essential fatty acids are also extremely important for miscarriage prevention. EFA’s, specifically omega-3’s, are responsible for regulating inflammation response, improving cellular integrity and maintaining hormonal balance, all key factors in helping the body prevent miscarriage.
4. Apply Fertility or Abdominal Massage
Another important element of promoting a healthy conception is to increase circulation to the uterus. Modern lifestyles are often high stress and busy, but lack in exercise and usually have us sitting at a desk all day (the left leg and the uterus share the same major artery, so avoid sitting with your legs crossed), which can decrease circulation to the uterus. High stress levels leave us living in a state of fight or flight which signals our bodies to send all the blood to the muscles and brain in preparation for running away or fighting, the results of which are decreased circulation to the uterus.
There are three options for massage when it comes to supporting reproductive circulation. You can find a massage therapist who specializes in abdominal massage (or better yet a fertility massage therapist), you can book a consultation with a Maya Abdominal Practitioner, or you can learn how to apply Self Fertility Massage™ at home.
Through applying a simple massage method called Self Fertility Massage you are able to increase the circulation to the uterus, clear adhesions and congestion (if you have endometriosis, PCOS, clotty and dark periods, and heavy cramps during your period, I am talking to you). You will want to add this technique to your program.
5. Herb & Supplement Program for Recurrent Miscarriage
These are traditional therapies for miscarriage. There are no guarantees being made that they will stop a miscarriage. Most miscarriages are meant to happen due to issues with the fetus. These herbs will not stop a miscarriage that is meant to happen. They are helpful with miscarriages that are caused from stress, poor diet, trauma, weak uterine muscles, or low progesterone levels. Herbs help to provide extra nourishment and strength needed to nourish a depleted body. Please consult with your doctor or midwife when using these natural options, especially if you are under treatment for recurrent miscarriage already. If you think you are having a miscarriage consult your doctor right away.
General tips for preventing miscarriage…
- Bed rest and removal of stress factors is the most important first step to take. Get off of your feet.
- Vitamin E in amounts up to 600 IU per day (use only 50 IU if you have high blood pressure, heart disease, or diabetes).
Baby capsule has been traditionally used by midwives and herbalists in the first trimester of pregnancy to prevent miscarriage associated with low progesterone due to corpus luteum insufficiency.