Posted by Nice

I recently miscarried my first pregnancy at 6 weeks. Why would this have happened? And what can I do to prevent future loss. I am so disturbed


Dear Nice,

I am sorry to hear about your miscarriage, it is my hope that you are getting the moral and emotional support that you require as you journey on. It is important to know that miscarriages do happen, therefore you are not alone. Research shows that it occurs in around 10-20 percent of all recognized pregnancies.

There are many causes why a miscarriage happens. If a miscarriage happens during the first trimester of pregnancy (the first three months), it's usually caused by problems with the unborn baby (foetus). Check this article for more:

There are number of things that you can do to prevent a miscarriage to occur, this includes healthy eating and regular exercise. One should avoid smoking and alcohol as both of them increase the risk of pregnancy loss and can harm a developing fetus

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Love Matters Team.