Miscarriages can become recurrent in less than 1% of women. This is usually discovered after three miscarriages. A thorough examination is carried out in order to discover the cause and the best course of action. Many causes of recurrent miscarriage may be treated. Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) can be used in conjunction with IVF to assist reduce the risk of miscarriage, even in cases with genetic abnormalities such as chromosome translocation.
Is there anything I can do to avoid a miscarriage?
You can do a lot to help prevent miscarriage on your own. Managing chronic sickness or hormone imbalances, as well as correcting complicating lifestyle factors, make up a large part of this practice. For example:
- As soon as possible during your pregnancy, stop smoking.
- Maintain a healthy BMI by limiting coffee and tea consumption to 1-2 cups per day.
- Seek medical advice if you’re dealing with diabetes, PCOS, or other health issues.
- Eat a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and protein while avoiding sweets and processed foods.
- Limit your exposure to potentially harmful chemicals or conditions.
- Avoid risky situations or actions that could result in severe trauma.
What can acupuncture do for you?
Acupuncture can help avoid miscarriage in cases where it is not caused by chromosomal abnormalities by treating several of the usual causes of miscarriage. Acupuncture can help with the following conditions:
- Increasing the endometrial lining’s thickness and quality
- Hormone regulation assistance
- Aiding in the treatment of PCOS
- In the early stages of pregnancy, uterine contractions might be reduced.
- To help prevent blood clots, improve uterine blood flow.
- Immune system regulation
- Reduction of stress
What is the conclusion of the research?
Acupuncture and miscarriage research is very promising. A recent study using acupuncture in conjunction with IVF found a 50% reduction in the rate of miscarriage.
Due to its favorable effects on serum cortisol and prolactin levels during IVF, another study suggests that acupuncture could be a possible supportive treatment for threatening or recurrent miscarriages.
The established stress-reduction effects of acupuncture could possibly be a mechanism for lowering miscarriage rates. Stress during early pregnancy may produce overactivity of the hypothalamus-pituitary-ovarian axis, resulting in lower progesterone levels, according to the same study. Progesterone levels may remain higher as a result of reduced stress.