Miscarriage: What Can You Do To Prevent It Or Detect The Cause?When a woman has a miscarriage, the first thing that comes to mind, "Is it something I did?"
Most of the time miscarriage is a matter of bad luck...the wrong egg, the wrong sperm, the wrong timing and the list goes on. If you think about all the things that have to come together for a viable pregnancy, it's mind boggling to think anyone can get pregnant....and yet it happens every day.
See: www.getpregnantover40.com for more on miscarriage over 40
There are some things you can do, however to increase your chances of conception and pregnancy.
I found a good article that may gives some good common sense advice on lowering your miscarriage risk:
From the article:
We've all heard that being stressed isn't a good thing if you're trying to get pregnant. That's also true of trying to stay pregnant. British researchers recently found that feeling happy, relaxed, or in control is linked to a 60 percent reduction in a woman's miscarriage risk. What helps when you can't kick back with a glass of wine? Gentle workouts, dining with friends, or watching your favorite TV show might work (stick with The Office instead of nerve-janglers like 24 or ER). Health.com: The Pill is dangerous, and other myths
And what about sex? If you've had a miscarriage in the past, says Jonathan Scher, M.D., assistant clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, it's probably best to skip nookie during your first trimester, when a hormone in semen may stimulate contractions. It's OK later, after the embryo is fully implanted