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Wednesday, October 01, 2014

ANTIOXIDANTS MAY PREVENT MISCARRIAGE

Miscarriage: Eating Antioxidants Can Help Increase Oxygen To Your Baby

Here's more support that a diet high in fruits and vegetables (and their antioxidants) could help prevent miscarriage.  The antioxidants are associated with increased blood flow and increased oxygen to the fetus  Read more:

Burton and his colleague Eric Jauniaux, of University College London, placed a tiny monitor in the placentas of 30 women and studied the oxygen levels during their first three months of pregnancy. Most embryologists have traditionally thought that oxygen levels gradually increase during pregnancy.

 SEE ALSO: FISH OILS TO PREVENT MISCARRIAGE (getpregnantover40.com) 

 But Burton and Jauniaux's research found that oxygen levels in the blood flowing through the umbilical cord tripled between the eighth and 15th week of pregnancy. 'There is in fact very little blood flow to the placenta before about 10 weeks of pregnancy, and in cases which are about to miscarry then there is an excessive and early onset of maternal blood flow,' Burton said.

'We know that these tissues are very susceptible to oxygen and the high levels of oxygen associated with that blood flow cause the tissues to degenerate and hence to miscarry. 'There's a wide spectrum of conditions associated with miscarriage, and I wouldn't say necessarily this causes all, but I think it may be associated with a significant number.'


The research suggested that cells called cytotrophoblasts, which anchor the placenta in the womb and invade the blood vessels to limit oxygen intake, dissipate at about eight to 10 weeks, allowing more of the gas in. A diet rich in antioxidant vitamins such as vitamins C and E could help protect the foetus from this sudden change in their environment, Burton said.

from:
(www.chennaionline.com)

Friday, September 26, 2014

SSRI'S ANTIDEPRESSANTS AND BIRTH DEFECTS

Antidepressants, SSRI's and birth defects

As always, you should  be careful with all types of medications or supplements if you are trying to conceive or already pregnancy.  This is especially true if you're taking antidepressants. Talk with your doctor about alternatives if you are trying to conceive. Read more:

SEE ALSO: PREGNANCY AND FERTILITY DETOX (getpregnantover40.com)

The problems relate to a class of drug known as SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors), which includes Prozac and, in particular, the British-made Seroxat.

Several studies have shown a link to birth defects, particularly malformed hearts, in a small proportion of the babies born to women who were taking the drug in the early weeks of pregnancy.

Most GPs in the UK believe that these drugs are safer than older antidepressants. Seroxat has been marketed to women as a drug to relieve anxiety and depression.

In the US, the Food and Drug Administration, which licences medicines, issued a warning in 2005 and changed the status of Seroxat, which is sold there under the brand name Paxil. The FDA warns doctors "not to prescribe Paxil in women who are in the first three months of pregnancy or are planning pregnancy, unless other treatment options are not appropriate".

from guardian.co.uk

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

THE FEAR OF PREGNANCY AFTER MISCARRIAGE

Fear of Miscarriage and Pregnancy Loss

After suffering from recurrent miscarriage, one of the biggest things I had to overcome was the actual fear of getting pregnant again.  I worried about whether or not my body could actually maintain a pregnancy to term.  After suffering from so many losses, not only do you worry about miscarriage, but you also worry that something may go wrong with the baby.  You feel like your body is letting you down and what seems to come so easily to other women becomes impossible for you.  If you believe in the mind-body connection, you have to wonder if all of these fears are creating some type of mental block which, in itself, could be preventing you from getting pregnant.

I finally came to realize that I had to dare to dream again.  Many women just have a string of bad luck...miscarriage is quite common.  Many women (who aren't obsessed with doing early pregnancy tests) have miscarriages and don't even know it.  If we really knew the actual miscarriage rate (including these early pregnancy losses), I think we would all realize that it may take quite a few tries to have a full term pregnancy.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT MISCARRIAGE (getpregnantover40.com

Monday, September 22, 2014

MISCARRIAGE AND INFLAMMATION

Inflammation May Result In Miscarriage or Recurrent Miscarriage

I've heard quite a bit lately about inflammation being the underlying cause of quite a few disorders like autoimmune diseases and infertility.  
 Miscarriage may be no exception. Here is a blog about inflammation and how it may cause miscarriage. The site also has a link at the top for an anti-inflammatory diet:
From the site:

SEE ALSO: ENDOMETRIOSIS, FERTILITY AND MISCARRIAGE (getpregnantover40.com)

Pregnancy requires that a woman’s body resist the normal immunological response to foreign, non-self antigens, i.e. the fetus that has half of its genes from the father. This means that conception requires suppression of inflammation and if the woman’s reproductive system has too high a level of chronic inflammation, she may be infertile. In these cases of infertility, suppression of inflammation with aspirin and heparin can permit the woman to become pregnant and sustain a pregnancy to full term. Other approaches, e.g. omega-3 fatty acids and an anti-inflammatory diet and lifestyle, should also be helpful.
coolinginflammation.blogspot.com

Friday, September 19, 2014

SUCCESSFUL PREGNANCY AFTER 16 MISCARRIAGES

Pregnancy after multiple miscarriages

As most of my readers know, I suffered from multiple miscarriages (including an ectopic with surgery) before I got pregnant with my daughter and had a normal gestation. Many women suffer through an enormous amount of miscarriages before they have a successful pregnancy.  Here is a heartwarming story of a woman who finally has a baby after 16 miscarriages.  It just goes to show you that success is possible even in the seemingly hopeless situations.
From the article:P

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Maria, from Moulton Seas End, near Spalding, Lincs, suffered her first miscarriage aged just 19. She then experienced the trauma of a further 13 miscarriages and the stillbirth of her son Shannon. She and John gave up hope when their son Kia died aged two weeks in 2009.
But they decided to try one last time after Maria fell pregnant unexpectedly last year. Doctors diagnosed her with both pre-eclampsia and streptococcus B – a deadly combination which causes blood clots to form in the placenta. During pregnancy Maria needed twice-daily stomach injections to thin her blood and had weekly scans.
 from: www.mirror.co.uk/news
picture: mirror.co.uk

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

CAN YOU GET PREGNANT AFTER ECTOPIC?

Getting pregnant after Ectopic or Tubal Pregnancy

Having an ectopic pregnancy was one of the most devastating experiences I went through while I was trying to conceive.  Not only did I have a miscarriage, but I also had to undergo surgery with the resulting loss of one of my fallopian tubes.  What a blow for an over-40 women who is trying to get pregnant.  I felt like my future chances of getting pregnant were cut in half and I had to wait at least a full three months after the surgery to try to conceive again.  But, there is encouraging research on women who experience an ectopic pregnancy and their future fertility and chances of getting pregnant...

CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE ON GETTING PREGNANT AFTER AN ECTOPIC PREGNANCY (getpregnantover40.com)

Monday, September 15, 2014

WHITE LIGHT TO PROTECT PREGNANCY FROM MISCARRIAGE

 Pregnancy Loss, Protection From Visualization

One of the ways I dealt with my fear of miscarriage was to visualize a white light around my pregnancy. Not only did the visualization process help my pregnancy, but it also helped to decrease my stress level.
My CD on  Meditation and Visualization (www.getpregnantover40.com) explains how I visualized.
 Here is a site that explains how the "white light" may help protect you and others:

Simply visualize yourself bathed in a radiant white light. You can imagine it streaming down on you from heaven, or you can imagine it simply radiating out from you like your aura. Some teachers recommend that you visualize it impermeable like an egg shell. Others suggest you make it your own by adding any details that appeal to you, like purple stars or white diamonds, etc. You can also see yourself guarded by an invisible force field that is endless: it extends indefinitely above you, below you, and all around you. I like to BECOME the light, to imagine I'm so pure and bright that nothing shadowy can get anywhere near me. There really is no wrong way to do this, for the whole purpose is simply to get you focused AWAY from whatever is making you afraid or nervous, and focused ON well-being. The exact appearance of the white light is irrelevant; the important thing is the feeling of well-being that it generates within you.

As you're visualizing yourself surrounded by white light, remember that you are ever watched over by divine beings such as guides, angels, etc. Affirm that well-being abounds, and that no matter how bad things may look at the moment, miracles happen every day. "Know" deep down that one way or another, you will always find your way to well-being. Then project yourself into the future, vividly visualizing yourself as you desire to be.

 from: www.muse-net.com

Saturday, September 13, 2014

PREVENT MISCARRIAGE MONTHS BEFORE BECOMING PREGNANT

MISCARRIAGE PREVENTION STARTS NOW

It has always been my belief that preventing miscarriage depends largely on what you do before you conceive. This article adds support. Since your eggs take at least three months to mature, you need to take steps to make them healthy ahead of time.  You may want to start a "detoxification process not only on your body, but on your environments as well.

SEE ALSO: PREGNANCY DETOX (getpregnantover40.com) 

SEE ALSO: DETOXIFYING YOUR ENVIRONMENT (getpregnantover40.com) 


The natural approach to miscarriage, particularly when there is no medically diagnosed cause, has proved to be very effective. A study conducted by the University of Surrey showed that 83 percent of couples, with a previous history of miscarriage, who made changes in their lifestyle, diet and took nutritional supplements, conceived and had a baby within the three years of the study without experiencing another miscarriage. The national average for miscarriages is 1 in 4, so one would have expected to see some miscarriages, especially in those couples who had already experienced a miscarriage. However, none of the couples who became pregnant during the study suffered a miscarriage. Those statistics speak for themselves.

It takes at least three months for immature eggs (oocytes) to develop to maturity. At this point they are ready for ovulation. As a result, there is a four-month period in which you can take steps to ensure that all of the factors necessary for a healthy conception and pregnancy are present. This is called the preconceptual period, and it is essential that you look upon this period as one that is as important as the pregnancy itself in terms of your lifestyle and diet. It also takes at least three months for sperm cells to mature, ready to be ejaculated, so your partner needs to follow the recommendations below over four months as well

from: 
www.marilnglenville.com

Thursday, September 11, 2014

SLOW FETAL HEARTBEAT AND MISCARRIAGE

Fetal Heart Rate Can Indicate Pregnancy Problems

I remember one of my pregnancies when I had a PA (who seemed rather inexperienced) do an ultrasound.
 She saw a heartbeat, but went to get the doctor. The first thing the doctor did when he came into the room was blurted out: "the heartbeat is slow". I had no idea what that meant and I went from being elated that there was actually a beating heart in there to a deep state of worry, concern and impending doom. I did lose the pregnancy the next week, but I thought this information might be helpful for anyone who is in the same situation. Read more:

SEE ALSO: MISCARRIAGE OVER 40 (getpregnantover40.com)

In the first trimester, the baby's heart rate should start somewhere around 100 beats per minute (bpm) around 6 weeks gestation (the time of first detection), peak at 9 weeks (sometimes even reaching levels as high as 180 beats per minute) and then gradually decreases as the fetus approaches term.

When the heart rate is slower than expected, the doctor may note that there's some cause for concern and recommend a followup ultrasound to check the baby's development. A slow heart rate is a cause for concern because studies show higher odds of miscarriage when the baby has a heart rate of less than 100 beats per minute at 6.2 weeks of pregnancy or less than 120 beats per minute at 6.3 to 7 weeks.

from 
miscarriage.about.com

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

STRESS, CORTISOL AND MISCARRIAGE

Stress can be connected to miscarriage

There seems to be some debate as to whether or not stress and its associated hormone, "cortisol" cans be associated with miscarriage.  Stress robs the body of progesterone because the body uses it to manufacture cortisol.  Progesterone is a hormone needed to sustain a pregnancy.  So, yes, stress can be a contributing factor in miscarriage.  Even scarier is that cortisol has been found in miscarried fetuses...

CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE ON STRESS, INFERTILITY AND MISCARRIAGE (getpregnantover40.com)

Sunday, September 07, 2014

SPERM MAY BE CAUSE OF MISCARRIAGE

How Sperm May Contribute to Miscarriage

If you've experienced a miscarriage or are having a problem with recurrent miscarriage, this article may be of interest.  I think many people assume that recurrent miscarriage must be a problem with the woman's hormones, egg quality and so on.  However, sperm may actually be the cause of miscarriage.
Many controllable lifestyle factors can improve a mans sperm quantity and quality. Men should eat good diet and avoid environmental toxins to the greatest degree possible.
According to the article:

SEE ALSO: MALE FACTOR INFERTILITY AND IMPROVING SPERM QUALITY (getpregnantover40.com)

Even though it may not manifest in a simple semen analysis, this study shows that there must be some genetic defect that halts the process of embryogenisis [the creation of life] at some point and leads to recurrent pregnancy loss," Hatasaka says.

The good news is that "at least some potential causes of abnormal sperm are treatable conditions that might also increase pregnancy odds," Schlegel says

from: consumer.healthday.com

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