It’s not your fault

Many tests avail­able to try to find rea­son for re­cur­rent mis­car­riages

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - HEALTH -

Be­cause it is not a topic

that re­ceives much at­ten­tion, mis­car­riage tends to be more com­mon than peo­ple might think. Doc­tors es­ti­mate that about 10% to 15% of all recog­nised preg­nan­cies

end in mis­car­riage.

Of cou­ples in your sit­u­a­tion, 70% to 75% have an­other suc­cess­ful preg­nancy.

Have a con­ver­sa­tion with your doc­tor about your con­cerns re­gard­ing your mis­car­riages. If you feel strongly that you would like test­ing done be­fore you at­tempt to get preg­nant again, talk about that.

Un­der the cir­cum­stances, it is a rea­son­able re­quest.

Keep in mind, too, that in al­most all cases, mis­car­riages are not a re­sult of any­thing a mother has done or failed to do.

So if you de­cide to be­come preg­nant again, un­less an un­der­ly­ing med­i­cal con­di­tion is iden­ti­fied that needs spe­cial care, you should not need to do any­thing dif­fer­ently.

Seek reg­u­lar pre­na­tal care, avoid known mis­car­riage risk fac­tors – such as smok­ing and drink­ing al­co­hol – and fo­cus on tak­ing good care of your­self and your baby. – Mayo Clinic News Net­work/ Tribune News Ser­vice

Go­ing through a mis­car­riage can be sad and stress­ful, and deal­ing with it more than once is par­tic­u­larly dif­fi­cult. — TNs

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