Recurrent miscarriage is a tragic but common problem for many couples. It is defined as two or more consecutive and spontaneous pregnancy losses. At least 15% of all pregnancies end in miscarriage, and one miscarriage can increase the risk of others. Recurrent miscarriages can have many causes. In most cases, it is due to genetic abnormalities in the reproductive system or a hormonal issue. While many women struggle with multiple miscarriages, there are some natural fertility treatments available that can help.
Fertility acupuncture is a natural tool for miscarriage prevention. It helps increase blood flow to the ovaries and reproductive organs to help nourish follicles and embryos. It can also help bring blood to the placenta to help prevent premature contractions.
Chinese herbs have long been used to prevent multiple miscarriages for centuries. The herbs help make the blood healthier and increase blood flow to the ovaries, uterus and fallopian tubes. They can also improve ovarian function and egg quality so embryos are more robust from the start and can grow and develop more optimally. Chinese herbs nourish other essential organs in the female body too, including the spleen, kidneys, and liver. They can increase hormone levels to help avoid early labor. Talk to a doctor before trying any Chinese herbs to make sure they are safe to take during pregnancy.
The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy™ (also known as Fertility massage) brings blood to the reproductive organs where eggs can be nourished and grow. The massage is often applied directly to the reproductive organs. It is a soft massage that is meant to be comforting and relaxing. The goal is to restore pelvic blood flow, so the follicles get plenty of nutrients. It is a good idea to only accept The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy™ from someone who is trained to do it. Although Arvigo can’t be used first trimester, massage therapy is safe and can be incorporated in the first trimester and beyond to help you relax. Massage also improves the function of the Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Ovarian axis and increases hormone production. It also helps reduce anxiety, creating a healthier pregnancy.
Sometimes the best way to improve fertility health is to improve the patient’s overall health. That can be as simple as improving their overall diet. A fertility diet is based on eating foods that are low glycemic and rich in Vitamin B and omega 3s. These vitamins have been proven to help with healthy egg production and embryo growth. There are also certain foods that should be avoided including,
• Raw or uncooked meats
• Deli Meats
• Raw shellfish
• Raw eggs
• Soft Cheeses
• Unpasteurized milk
Other Tips for Preventing Recurrent Miscarriage
Miscarriage can be hard to recover from physically and emotionally. Women who suffer from recurrent miscarriages often wonder what they can do differently that will allow them to carry a baby to full term and have a successful delivery. Chinese medicine and techniques can significantly increase natural fertility and prevent miscarriage. Some other things that can help include,
• Eating a balanced diet
• Exercising regularly
• Taking folate
• Avoiding smoking
• Avoiding alcohol
• Avoiding illegal drugs
• Avoiding cleaning a cat’s litter box
• Avoiding caffeine
• Avoiding radiation and x-rays
• Avoiding certain foods which may have harmful bacteria
Recurrent miscarriages can be devastating and many women question why they continue to lose their pregnancies. The answer isn’t always clear, and sometimes the best way to prevent pregnancy loss is with a holistic treatment. Before turning to invasive fertility treatments, consider a more natural approach. If you are in the Toronto area, stop by the Alive Holistic Health Center and let our staff help you find a holistic treatment that meets your needs and can help with your fertility problems. For questions or more information please call (416) 591-1535.