Herbal Remedies To Prevent Miscarriages

by Sam Malone

Miscarriages can occur due to a number of reasons. In some causes the fetus may be rejected by the mother’s immune system while in other cases, the fetus may be non-viable and the pregnancy ends naturally. Anatomic abnormalities such as a loose or incompetent cervix or problems during conception such as an ectopic pregnancy can also cause the pregnancy to end before term. If a woman suffers from a miscarriage or multiple miscarriages, there are some things she can do to help improve the chances of a successful pregnancy the next time around. While home remedies and herbal treatments to avoid a miscarriage are not foolproof, they can be combined with some simple lifestyle changes that may reduce the risk of a subsequent miscarriage. Remember to always check with your doctor before beginning any new treatment to prevent any further complications.

You can help prevent a miscarriage even before you are pregnant. In the months before conception, it is important to ensure that you are at your healthiest to provide the safest environment for the fetus to flourish and develop normally. Keeping this in mind, you should:

  • Rid your Body off all Toxins: You can do this by stopping smoking and drinking, eating a healthy balanced diet and drinking eight to ten glasses of water a day to eliminate toxins. A healthy diet will also strengthen your immune system, help balance out your hormones and increase the storage of nutrients for your baby.
  • Stock Up on the Basics: By this we mean increase your intake of necessary vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids. There are some minerals and vitamins that are necessary for a healthy pregnancy such as vitamins B6, and B12, folic acid, and omega-3 fatty acids. Speak to your doctor about the correct dosages and prescriptions.
  • Exercise Regularly: Obesity can affect your pregnancy and health. Exercise regularly to maintain a healthy body weight both before and during your pregnancy. Exercise also helps balance out hormones and reduces stress and anxiety – other possible causes of a miscarriage.
Herbal remedies to prevent a miscarriage include:

  • Black Haw: Black Haw has been used to treat menstrual and pregnancy-related problems since the early 19th century. The roots and stem of the Black Haw plant are used to prepare for labor, prevent miscarriages and reduce post-partum pains. Black Haw contains salicin and scopoletin that work as anti-spasmodic agents and are believed to help reduce uterine contractions. Miscarriages caused by weak uterine muscles or a loose cervix respond well to Black Haw herbal medications. You can take this herb in the form of a tea, tincture or capsules.
  • False Unicorn Root: The roots of the False Unicorn plant contain compounds that may help improve fertility and prevent miscarriages. If taken before conception, False Unicorn Root is believed to improve the chances of pregnancy. During pregnancy, the herb can help tighten uterine muscles and prevent miscarriages causes by a prolapsed uterus or weak cervix. Reports show that False Unicorn Root can increase the levels of human chorionic gonadotropin and arrest a miscarriage even after contractions have begun.
  • Other herbs recommended to prevent a miscarriage include Maca (to treat hormonal imbalance), Cramp Bark (to prevent uterine contractions), Partridge Berry (to strengthen a weak uterus) and Red Raspberry Leaf (to tone the muscles of the uterus and improve the development of the fetus).
While there are no guarantees to prevent a miscarriage, herbal remedies may help reduce stress, balance out hormones, improve nutrition and strengthen the uterine muscles. If you have suffered from a miscarriage in the past and are under treatment for a recurring miscarriage, check with your doctor before beginning any new treatments. If you suspect you may be having a miscarriage, contact your doctor immediately.

Warning: The reader of this article should exercise all precautionary measures while following instructions on the home remedies from this article. Avoid using any of these products if you are allergic to it. The responsibility lies with the reader and not with the site or the writer.
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