The Fertility Detective

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Nutrition and miscarraige

How nutrition can help with miscarriages

Nutrition can help enormously if you have had a miscarriage. 1 in 4 women will miscarry but many of these are preventable if the women’s nutritional status is good.

It is believed that up to 50 percent of miscarriages are due to a chromosomal abnormality. Only a small portion of chromosomal abnormalities are inherited and you can be screened to see if there is a problem that needs to be addressed. Other chromosomal abnormalities occur before, during and after fertilisation, as the chromosomes divide. For this reason, it is extremely important that both you and your partner are in optimum health before you conceive in order to make sure that the egg and sperm are as healthy as possible before fertilisation.

Because it takes 100 days for an egg to mature before ovulation and 116 days for a sperm to develop before ejaculation, you can greatly influence the outcome of a pregnancy by changing your diet and lifestyle during this ‘pre-conceptual period’.

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.

Foresight (the preconception organisation) who I am a practitioner for, at last count-up, had no miscarriages with people who had not previously had one. And for those who had had one earlier there was a 7% loss. However, this is a lot better than the national rate for those who had lost previously, which is 33%.

Suffering a miscarriage is one of the most devastating things that can happen to a woman and I am sorry if this has happened to you but I urge you to get in contact to put right underlying nutritional deficiency’s that may be causing them.

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