Hello, I am 40. And my husband is 36. We have a 10 year old together. We have recently in the past several months had two miscarriages.
My Doc says one is common and he thinks is just kind of our bad luck, for both miscarriages have been around 6 weeks.
I was wanting to get your opinion on what you think we should do to prepare for the next time we try.
I don't have a problem getting pregnant, it's just stating pregnant!
Not sure what could be causing the M/C.
But wanted you to suggest anything you think I should begin doing before trying to conceive
I am glad you have decided to ask this question because I honestly do not think at all that it is caused by bad luck and even if this is the case, there are things you can do naturally to prevent another miscarriage to occur.
I would recommend seeing a specialist to determine more accurately what could be the reason of recurrent miscarriage in your specific case.
Early miscarriages are often related to a few things:
2. Bad timing of intercourse
3. Poor Eggs and Sperm
4. Short luteal phase
Other possible less likely are genetic disorders, lack of nutrients (especially vitamin E, C, B6, B12 and folic acid), endometriosis, pelvic inflammation, PCOS, autoimmunity, and stress.1. Toxicity And Miscarriage
My advice is to follow the fertility cleanse (both you and your husband) to take care of any toxins that your body may have accumulated. I recommend the Fertility Cleanse Kit because it has a dual action:
It helps cleanse your liver and it also helps cleanse your uterus. This is so very important because early miscarriages can be due to failure to implant.
Often a toxic uterus is the cause this. By cleansing the uterus of old blood, tissue and debris you increase your chances of healthy implantation, thus preventing miscarriage.2. Timing Sex To Prevent Miscarriage
Timing sex for conception, is very important when it comes to preventing miscarriage.
If you have a history of miscarriage, timing of intercourse is even more important. The best time to have intercourse is 48 hours
before ovulation. If conception happens either before this time, the sperm can be too old.
If it happens after this time, the egg can be too old and a miscarriage is more likely.
The egg is vital for only 12 hours after its release and then it begins to deteriorate. Fertilizing an old egg can lead to a miscarriage.
By charting your cycle, you will be able to know when you are about to ovulate. Another little tip I can give you is about cervical mucus. As ovulation approaches, cervical mucus production increases.
If you do not have sufficient cervical mucus, the sperm will not be able to stay alive and healthy while waiting for the egg to be released. If you do not have enough fertile mucus, there are many things you can do to increase the quality of your cervical mucus naturally.
The goal is to have intercourse on the last day of peak cervical fluid. "Among women with a history of pregnancy loss, there is an increased risk of spontaneous abortion associated with pre-ovulatory or post-ovulatory delayed conceptions" (Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1995 May;172(5):1567-72).3. Egg and Sperm Health
The next step is to follow a protocol like the one outlined in the Improve Egg Health Kit, to help you make good healthy eggs.
This kit contains anti-oxidants and super foods that are known to support the ovary in making healthy eggs. Anti-oxidants prevent genetic mutations and fend off the negative effects of oxidative stress on DNA. Learn more about this protocol here
.4. Short Luteal Phase
The next piece of this puzzle is the length of your luteal phase. If your luteal phase is too short, your will miscarry really early because there will be not enough time for successful implantation. This is often related to low progesterone production or corpus luteum failure.
Some doctors recommend using natural progesterone cream
during the first trimester in order to prevent miscarriage.
By doing fertility charting you will be able to tell if your luteal phase is long enough or if you need to address this issue.
I hope this gives you a way to get started. If you have more questions, do not hesitate to ask again.