Many women face infertility problems. It is often a very emotional period when a couple or a woman alone is trying to conceive after miscarriage. As soon as woman recognizes she is pregnant, she starts perceiving baby as soon to be born, which makes lost a terrible experience. This makes a decision of trying to conceive after a miscarriage even more difficult. Besides it is very important that a woman feels ready to conceive: physically as well as emotionally.
Is a miscarriage an infertility problem?
Many women who experience infertility problem fear miscarriage will happen again. You should know that more than 85% of couples who had one miscarriage will have a successful second pregnancy. This percentage is a bit lower if you had experienced two or three miscarriage, but fortunately the possibility of heaving a healthy pregnancy is still very high: more than 75% of women who had experienced two or three miscarriages will have a successful pregnancy the next time. However, there are known factors that contribute to infertility problems, and in cases mentioned bellow you should consider and visit a specialist that will provide you with the best treatment options that will increase chances to be a healthy and pregnant woman: known fertility problems over age 35 two or more miscarriages diabetes or some other illness that may affect your pregnancy
When should I try to conceive after miscarriage?
There is no perfect formula or perfect timing. First of all, from your point of view you should feel emotionally and physically strong enough to conceive again. Second, specialists suggest that after miscarriage woman should wait at least couple months. In case woman s body isn t ready for pregnancy, it is possible miscarriage can happen again after conceiving. After a miscarriage waiting at least couple months should increase the chances of a healthy pregnancy.
What increases chances of repeat miscarriage?
Alcohol can reduce your fertility by half - and the more you drink, the less likely you are to conceive. Alcohol also increases abnormalities in sperm as well as lowers sperm count. Specialists suggest that woman (and man) should restrain from drinking alcohol at least 3 months before trying to conceive in order to give yourself a chance for healthy pregnancy.
Coffee also decreases fertility, and drinking as little as one cup can reduce your chances of conceiving by half. Some studies also show men experience problems with sperm count and sperm abnormalities. It is important to eliminate not only coffee, but also black teas, colas and other drinks and foods that contain caffeine.
Smoking can bring on an early menopause, and I guess I cannot stress in one short article how important it is to stop smoking if you are trying to conceive. Smoking is 100% linked with infertility in women and men. Avoiding cigarette smoke (also secondhand smoke) is probably one of the biggest ways that women can reduce miscarriage and stillbirth risk.
Hormone (im)balance is one of the most important things to consider if you are trying to conceive, which means you should avoid anything that could cause imbalance, and one of the main stressors in this case are xenoestrogens, that are found in plastic industry and pesticides, which means you should at least in pre-conceptual period be focused on buying organic food.
Weight -related problems (obesity as well as being underweight) is also one of the factors that increase risk of having miscarriage. It is important to maintain a healthy weight before and during pregnancy.
Specific prescription medications such as blood pressure medications reduce the possibility of healthy pregnancy, as well as untreated health conditions.
Diet is a very important factor when trying to conceive. For example, woman should avoid eating unpasteurized food. Perhaps you are not familiar with the fact that certain foodborne bacterial infections, such as listeria can cause miscarriage. Therefore it is a good practice for women to avoid foods such as raw cheese or deli meats during pregnancy.