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Had two miscarriages. Attempting for third pregnancy. What precautionary measures should I take to avoid miscarriage?

Hi, I have had 2 pregnancies in 2011. the first one i miscarried at 5 weeks and the second one i miscarried at 11 weeks. my husband and I are trying again. I am just scared about miscarrying again. what can i do or what can be done to prevent and avoid this happening for a third time?? I have no kids yet and we are still trying for our first. I\\\\\\\ m not getting any younger LOL i will be 28 this year. it\\\\\\\ s about time, you know? at this point all i know about pregnancy is that it results in miscarriage and i am so mentally scared but want to have a baby so badly. Help! Read more: Am I Pregnant Forum - TERRIFIED! WWW.WWWW.WW
Asked On : Thu, 28 Jun 2012
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Welcome to HealthcareMagic forum.

Have you been investigated for the cause of recurrent abortion?

A common cause of recurrent abortion is presence of “antiphospholipid antibody”. In addition to this various genetic, uterine and hormonal factors play role. It is absolutely essential that these parameters are ruled out by careful physical examination and battery of investigations.

At this instance while you plan for a new baby, I encourage you to consult a gynecologist and get yourself evaluated (if this has not been done yet). In addition folic acid in the dose of 5 mg every day is beneficial.

Hope this answers your query.

Answered: Thu, 28 Jun 2012
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