Top Home Remedies after a Miscarriage

Miscarriage happens when a woman loses the fetus in her womb before the 20th week of pregnancy.  According to the latest statistics, 1 in 4 first time pregnancies results to miscarriage and in the US alone, around 15 to 20 percent of all pregnancies end with the same misfortune.  Worse, these numbers become more discouraging with women in their middle 30s.


Causes of Miscarriage

The most common causes of miscarriages include drug and alcohol abuse, exposure to environmental toxins, hormone problems, infection, obesity, physical problems with the mother’s reproductive organs, problem with the body’s immune response, serious body-wide diseases, and smoking.  Common symptoms include low back pain, vaginal bleeding, and occurrence of clot-like tissues that pass through the vagina. Extremely, severe headaches that you never before experienced in your lifetime could also point out to something wrong with the pregnancy. Do read "Are headaches in early pregnancy a sign of miscarriage?"

Home Remedies after a Miscarriage

Depression and physical pain often stay after a miscarriage.  In some cases depression has more negative impact to a women’s health and well-being because it renders one to cease living after enduring the pain of losing.  To help you lessen the damages and after effects of losing your child, below are some home treatment tips intended to heal you both physically and emotionally.

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Prenatal Vitamins – The ones you took while you were still pregnant can still be taken to help your body heal faster.  Just be sure you are still taking them with the prescription of your physician.

Calcium and Magnesium – With the right dosage, these minerals can help in repairing and rebuilding cellular damages caused by the miscarriage.  They also help in maintaining proper nerve function.  Taking them before going to bed enhances sleep, thus giving you more time to recuperate.

Chlorophyll – These are taken in capsules and are rich in iron.  You should take this because you lost so much blood during your miscarriage.

Red Raspberry Leaves – Helps to strengthen back your reproductive organs and stabilizes your hormones.  These leaves contain calcium, iron, and essential nutrients for pregnancy.

Bach Flower – Since emotional pain is something that is difficult to heal after a miscarriage, this home remedy is recommended if you find it difficult to avoid depression.  This homeopathic therapy uses the healing power of flower petals that help you recover quickly both in mind and body.

Cherry Plum – If your mind is racing out of control, then this is the right homeopathic treatment for you.  Since this would put your mind at ease, depression can be lessened.

Other home remedies you can try include Start of Bethlehem to ease shock, Sweet Chestnut to ease deep despair, Pine to lessen the feeling of guilt, Honeysuckle to help you move one. 

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Some other health tips and after-care:

* Do take all the medicines prescribed by your doctor and follow through the entire course.

* Your breasts may feel heavy and you may experience some pain and sometimes there may be a discharge from the breasts. This especially happens if you lost your pregnancy after13-14 weeks.  However do not squeeze them because squeezing will lead to more milk formation. Apply ice packs on the breast. Or tuck in cupped cabbage leaves inside your bra to soothe the pain. Read more about it in the post Cabbage - Health and beauty benefits.

* Do not use tampons or douches. It's quite common to bleed for 15-20 days after an abortion, especially if a D&C was not done. Use sanitary pads instead of tampons. Only if the bleeding is excessive, say if you have to change 2 pads in an hour of so, then you should rush to your doctor to rule out any problem.

* If you get a fever or if there is an increase in temperature above 1000 C, then consult your doctor.

* Refrain from intercourse for at least 3-4 weeks after the miscarriage.

* Avoid exercising for at least 2 weeks after a miscarriage.

* Avoid extreme bending postures, lifting heavy objects and all kinds of strenuous activities for 2-3 weeks after a miscarriage.

* Avoid swimming and tub baths for 2 weeks post miscarriage.

* Eat a nourishing diet, complete in all vitamins and minerals and keep yourself well-hydrated.

* Get plenty of sleep.

* Meditation will also help to ease pain and stress caused by this trauma.

* Do visit the doctor after 3-4 weeks to ensure that your insides are completely healed.

Having a miscarriage is one of the most difficult and unfortunate situations you can encounter as a woman.  Equipping yourself with the knowledge about the alternative solutions on how to get back to your feet after losing your child, can really help you a lot.

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