Now that you have experienced a pregnancy loss you are probably feeling more sadness then you ever thought possible. Having a miscarriage can be very difficult.
Our tailored Miscarriage Support Pack includes a range of supplements which we believe will get back to a more balanced self physically and emotionally which in turn will help prevent miscarriage and in turn a healthier and happier Pregnancy.
More about the products that make up this Miscarriage Support Pack:
- 1x pot Superfood Multi caps: A 100% organic and natural multi-nutrient (multi-vitamin and multi-mineral) supplement in food form state for maximum absorption and utilisation by the body. This product contains 14 specially chosen, highly nutritious herbal and superfood ingredients.
- 1x pot CandidAway: An all-in-one yeast balance, digestion, detox and colon health support supplement. This caprylic acid formula helps to maintain the correct balance of bacteria and yeasts and encourages the growth of friendly bacteria (probiotics). Ideally combined with an anti-Candida diet. This is a traditional herbal combination used to promote overnight digestive transit and intestinal cleansing also contains Selenium and Zinc which is strongly connected to miscarriage.
- 1x pot OmegaKrill: These essential fats have a profound effect on every system of the body, including the reproductive system and they are crucial for healthy hormone functioning.
Easy step-by-step guide to using this Miscarriage Prevention Support Pack:
Superfood Multi caps: Take 1 capsule, 1 – 3 times per day with food.
OmegaKrill: Take 1 capsule, 1 – 2 times per day with food.
CandidAway: Take 1 capsule, 1 – 2 times per day with food.
Note: Use this Miscarriage support pack in conjunction with improved eating habits, increased water intake and regular exercise for best results and to support cell cleansing, hydration and natural body detox processes. This Pack can be used on a long-term basis. Ideally, the products in this pack should be taken continuously for 3 – 4 months, with a 1 – 2 month break before starting the combination again.
What is a Miscarriage?
A miscarriage is any pregnancy that spontaneously ends before the fetus can survive. Any vaginal bleeding, other than spotting, during early pregnancy is considered a threatened miscarriage. Vaginal bleeding is very common in early pregnancy. About one out of every four pregnant women has some bleeding during the first few months. About half of these women stop bleeding and complete a normal pregnancy.
Miscarriage is caused by the separation of the fetus and placenta from the uterine wall. Although the actual cause of the miscarriage is frequently unclear, the most common reasons a miscarriage occurs is found on the cellular level.
Chromosomal abnormalities, immune abnormalities or progesterone deficiency are some of the reasons for miscarriage. However they don’t exist without a cause. The delicate internal balance between hormones, nutrients and toxins in both partners determines what you will be passing onto the embryo and how your body will react to it.
So what are the best ways to prevent miscarriage?
Here are 8 ways you can minimize the risk of miscarriage and maximize your chances of taking home a healthy baby:
Zinc is the most important mineral for the reproductive system. Zinc deficiency among many other things, impairs body’s ability to properly maintain pregnancy in women and produce healthy sperm in men. Unfortunately zinc competes for absorption with the most of the nutrients from food and is often called the “lonely mineral”. This means it is one of the minerals which is most likely to be deficient. On top of that, artificial hormones in the form of oral contraceptives and ovulation drugs significantly reduce its levels further. Yeast infections can also cause your body to be low in Zinc too – Have a look at one of my products which combines both.
Some symptoms of zinc deficiency are:
Frequent colds and infections
White spots on your fingernails
Mental exhaustion and tiredness
Dry skin and hair
Poor sense of taste and smell
Here are ways to boost your zinc levels:
Eating good sources of zinc: Lean meat, whole grains, egg yolk and oysters.
2. Increase your progesterone levels
Progesterone needs to be at the optimal level for pregnancy to be maintained. Progesterone deficiency is characterized by PMS and short cycles and is often referred to as a luteal phase defect.
What to do?
Foods like seeds, nuts and egg yolk are rich in B vitamins and dark green leafy vegetables, legumes and nuts are a good source of magnesium. However you may need to supplement to get optimal therapeutic doses of each. If you eat non organically grown food, the likelihood of nutrient depletion of those foods is high.
The strength of the lining of your uterus is crucial when you are trying to conceive and stay pregnant. More commonly than not, when the connective tissue is weak the embryo will not be able to attach or stay attached. The quality of the connective tissue and blood vessels depends on how much vitamin C and bioflavonoids are present in the body. Bioflavonoids help the body absorb more vitamin C and also contribute to the strength of the connective tissue.
It’s time to stop smoking, alcohol and caffeine too!
Miscarriages commonly occur when the male has low sperm counts and visually abnormal sperm.
Smoking can severely impact the quality and quantity of sperm. Studies have shown that when men quit smoking for 5-15 months their sperm count can increase by 50-800% on average!
Alcohol is very harmful to the female egg and male sperm. As little as one glass of alcohol can reduce fertility by up to 50%!
Drinking coffee before and during pregnancy doubles the risk of miscarriage? Studies have found that drinking as little as a cup of coffee a day increases the risk of not conceiving by up to 55%. Every additional cup keeps raising the risk even further.
There are great coffee substitutes available in health food shops and you might want to give them a try.
5. It’s important to Live Healthy
Healthy living starts well before you trying to conceive.
Your diet should be as simple, natural and easy to digest and assimilate as possible. Fruit, gently cooked vegetables, sprouted grains, cultured dairy products and broths or light soups should make up the bulk of the diet. Any mild form of massage can be beneficial at this time. The key is to keep it gentle and relaxing. Moderate exercise such as yoga, Tai Qi or Qi gong breathing has been found to reduce most of the common causes of miscarriages.
This amounts to digging deep into yourself. Ask yourself do you really want this baby? Share your answers with your partner and the baby. It’s also very important to visualise the implantation of the fetus onto the lining of the womb and gently establish it into your subconscious. My getting pregnant Mindfully Mp3 is great for self talk and visualization on your path to getting pregnant and beyond!!
Acupuncture will help promote circulation to the uterus, support healthy egg maturation, and ensure healthy uterine lining, thereby enhancing your chances to sustain a healthy pregnancy. Following conception, acupuncture can prevent miscarriage by promoting overall health and proper circulation throughout the body, ensuring that essential nutrients are passed from mother to baby. In addition, acupuncture assists the body in managing stress better and reduces anxiety.
8. Raise your Basal Body Temperature
Progesterone is heat sensitive and if your body is cold the hormone level will be low. Your feet especially have to be kept warm as the channels which govern your sex organs start on your feet. A warm hot water bottle in the bed at night will also keep the environment in your uterus favorable for keeping levels elevated.
All the recent research out now is pointing towards the sperm quality as a factor for placental growth so we can’t rule out men’s health and in particular their lifestyle and diets. Guys, get the protein and greens into you!!
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Yours Under the Elm