Grief is not a feeling we desire and when it comes it can affect us in many ways. The loss of a child to a mother through miscarriage can be one of the most painful grieving periods for anyone to endure. It can bring on an immense sense of emptiness and vast range in emotions including: anger, depression, guilt, anxiety, powerlessness, and loss of hope. Dealing with these feelings isn’t easy, but it’s completely normal to have them. It is recommended to share the way you feel with your partner, family, friends, practitioner or therapist can help you get through the difficult times. Holding in your feelings can lead to rumination and despair. Naturopathic remedies are known to help with grief and even miscarriage prevention.
One way naturopathic can help with the prevention of miscarriages is to find the underlying factors detailing why they happen. The causes vary from person to person. The most common reasons that a miscarriage may happen are:
-Hormone imbalances such as thyroid issues, excess estrogen or not enough progesterone
– High stress levels
Naturopathic treatments for miscarriage prevention
Depending on your underlying cause, naturopathic medicine can help in several different ways. One way is to ensure that you are getting enough nutrients by doing a dietary assessment, and If needed giving extra support such as minerals, herbs and homeopathy. Another way a naturopath may help is by removing toxicities that may be harming your fertility. Another example, is they may improve your egg quality through diet changes, extra antioxidants and more. In general for preconception health, it is best to consult with a naturopath doctor 3-6 months. If you have diabetes or another medical condition, it is best if you earlier start 6-12 months.
Usually the first recommendation when it comes to pregnancy prep is to take a high quality and safe pre-natal supplements. Taking vitamins with folic acid and fatty acids can decrease the risk of birth defects in both men and women and is proven to help with sperm count in men. Other important vitamins to consider taking are: B12, magnesium, calcium, iodine, iron, zinc, and selenium for disruptions in hormone balance.
Exercise is another healthy component for the avoiding miscarriage. Staying active during pregnancy lowers the risk of high blood pressure as well as gestational diabetes. You don’t have to push your limits with the kind of exercise that you do. Even exercising from 10-30 minutes is enough to promote movement. Yoga, walking, swimming, stationary cycling, and low-impact aerobics can decrease fatigue, boost energy and mood levels, improve muscle strength, and help enhance sleep as well as keeping you relaxed.
Your diet will always have an effect on your health. Eliminating caffeine, drugs, smoking, and alcohol will not only improve your chances of a healthy birth, but also lowers any other risk that can put your babies’ health in danger. Be sure to help from indulging in foods with high sugar levels to decrease the risk of diabetes. Other foods to avoid are:
– Unwashed produce
– Fish high in mercury
– Raw or undercooked meats
-Unpasteurized milk, cheese, and fruit juice
Make sure to consume plenty of protein and calcium for the growth of the fetus. Legumes are also a great source of fiber and other nutrients. And last but not least ad plenty of Omega-3 fatty acids. Fatty acids build the brain and eyes of the fetus. And don’t forget to add greens to every meal.
Stay Positive and Nurture yourself
Lastly, it is one of the hardest things, staying positive after a loss can restore your well-being and can give you hope that all is not lost. It is really easy to blame yourself. It Is also important to remember it isn’t uncommon to miscarriage. Many people just don’t simply talk about it. Take your time to grieve as it is important, and always reach out for support. Loving yourself is the best thing you can do to move forward.