Is there any way to prevent a miscarriage?

Well, I just found out I am pregnant! YAY! We had been trying for about a year and a half. I have a two year old daughter and wanted my kids close together. I am ecstatic but I am terrified. Last January I had gotten pregnant and lost it. I know that once you have one miscarriage there is a higher chance that you will have another. I haven't been able to get in to the doctor yet because of New Years and I have to wait until Monday. But I just need some reassurance I guess. I don't want to loss another one. I don't know if I could handle it. It is to damn hard.


Asked by MizAnn at 6:15 PM on Jan. 1, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • There is no way to prevent a miscarriage, but on baby sites now they are some recommendations to refrain from certain things.

    1. Caffeine ( over a certain amount per day)
    2. Certain pain killers like Motrin etc..

    I am not sure if there were others, but both of those have shown to increase the chance of miscarriage. Just google it on Parents, Babyzone etc..

    Just take your folic acid, vitamins well and relax. It's all a gamble really. I do not think because you had one miscarriage puts you at risk for more unless it's multiples in a row, then usually there is another problem. Hang in there and I wish you the best of luck.

    Answer by J9Mommy at 7:28 PM on Jan. 1, 2009

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  • There is nothing you can do to prevent one. I dont think you are at greater risk though? Usually when you miscarry it is because there was something wrong with the baby. Since you already had one baby whose living you have just as good of odds of having a baby without miscarrying. For the record I have had 2 miscarriages & an ectopic and carried healthy babies in between.

    Answer by gemgem at 6:20 PM on Jan. 1, 2009

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  • First a LOT of people go through a miscarriage and turn around to have perfectly healthy pregnancies. It is scary, but probably the biggest thing you can do for your baby is to control your nerves. Other than that, take it easy, get lots of rest, drink your fluids, take your vitamins. Do everything you can do to make your body healthy.

    Answer by kabbot01 at 6:21 PM on Jan. 1, 2009

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  • I know exactly what you mean! I have a beautiful daughter whose 3 years old. We tried for another one got pregnant very easily and then boom had a miscarriage last April. Now we are pregnant again, and I haven't been able to see my doctor due to the holidays. I have been freaking out that I will have another MC also. Unfortunately their is no way to prevent a miscarriage. Just stay positive and take one day at a time! Don't overwhelm yourself with concerns that it will happen again. Stay focused on your daily tasks and just pray for the best outcome! I wish the best for you and your family! Good luck!!

    Answer by ali_1107 at 6:22 PM on Jan. 1, 2009

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  • Just do think about it, it will stress you out even more and you will be feeling things that you are not even supposed to feel. Don't do a lot of physical things and let your hubby pamper you!
    If it is goign to happen it will happen...there is nothing you can do to prevent it. If you believe in God, He is the one who has the last word. And I mean that! I have 3 kids (8 pregnancies all together` 7 miscarriages and 1 ectopic) After my second child, we were told that I could not be able to get pregnant again due to the history of miscarriages and high risk pregnancies; I got pregnant...the only thing that it was an ectopic and erupted they removed the whole left side; again according to that doctor the chances to get pregnant were very slim. 2 years later I was pregnant and we have our princess. She is only 7 months old and I found out I am pregnant again! Good Luck and take it easy. Just enjoy being pregnant!

    Answer by mamadetresbbg at 6:26 PM on Jan. 1, 2009

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  • I lost a baby before this one and i heard the same thing..Sorry for your loss.... I'm 34 weeks pregnant now .... This pregancy wasn't easy but i made it this far with lots of prayer and taking it easy. I bled at four months and i thought for sure i had lost him, I rushed to the hospital and the heart was beating. Think positive, Its good for you and the baby... With great understanding lis :)

    Answer by lisacieslak at 6:31 PM on Jan. 1, 2009

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