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    Hi,
    I have a 22 month old son, who still b/feeds at night for comfort - we have tried weaning but the screaming was terrible so we will leave it a bit longer. In January this year my period returned and we suprisingly fell pregnant that month only to find out at 7 weeks that the baby had stopped growing and there was no heartbeat - so I had to have a d&c. It took us a year to conceive our son and we are trying again for number 2. I am taking pre-natal vitamins, fish oil and zinc and I also have hubby on vitamins and zinc. I am terrified of having another miscarriage. Is there anything else we can be doing to help prevent this ? Can breastfeeding contribute to miscarriage by un-balancing hormones?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Livy View Post
    Hi,
    I have a 22 month old son, who still b/feeds at night for comfort - we have tried weaning but the screaming was terrible so we will leave it a bit longer. In January this year my period returned and we suprisingly fell pregnant that month only to find out at 7 weeks that the baby had stopped growing and there was no heartbeat - so I had to have a d&c. It took us a year to conceive our son and we are trying again for number 2. I am taking pre-natal vitamins, fish oil and zinc and I also have hubby on vitamins and zinc. I am terrified of having another miscarriage. Is there anything else we can be doing to help prevent this ? Can breastfeeding contribute to miscarriage by un-balancing hormones?
    Thanks for your help.

    Hello Livy,

    Thank you for your question. I am sorry to hear about your experience. I must admit it is not a very unusual scenario, although I do ‘hear’ you pain. I often see people in your situation. There can be various reasons for this taking place.

    Generally speaking however breastfeeding will not necessarily be a direct contributor of miscarriage due to hormonal imbalance—in saying this it can be a major contributor of nutrient depletion for mum following a pregnancy. I do understand you are taking prenatal vitamins although sometimes high level therapeutic supplementation may be necessary and you are best to consult a practitioner who specialises in this area for advice.

    Another possible cause of miscarriages which may play a role for you can be miscarriage antibodies? I’ll be discussing this is a free teleseminar I’ll be doing next month—you can see my website for more information and to sign up.

    Overall, optimizing you and your partner’s health and lifestyle will be paramount. Things such as you and your partner cutting out caffeine, alcohol, smoking, recreational substances, toxins and chemicals from your day to day is the best way to prevent miscarriages. Remember, it takes 2 to create the healthiest possible baby!

    Also on my website (in the blog) I highly recommend you look for a post on ‘recurrent miscarriages’ I’ve put in sometime late last year that will give you a lot more insight as well.

    I hope this helps. If you have any further questions I’d be happy to help.

    Gabriela Rosa | Author, Natural Fertility Specialist, Researcher, Speaker
    BHSc, ND, Post Grad NFM, DBM, Dip Nut, MATMS, MNHAA
    EFT | Natural Fertility | Women’s & Men's Health

    ‘Committed to helping couples create healthy babies and empowering individuals through better health.’



 

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