Conceiving After Miscarriage Tips
Conceiving After Miscarriage Tips - If you are reading this and hoping to end up conceiving after a miscarriage or miscarriage, the first thing to know is that you are not alone and I have room for you.
Second, while this post is about sharing my personal experience and professional tips (as a hormonal health coach) to help you conceive, it's designed to help you do it when you're ready. If you are still grieving the loss of a loved one, I recommend that you focus on your own recovery first (and wrote this article just for you). Conclusion: No one knows what you need better than you. So respect your feelings and give yourself time to process whatever you need. I give you all my love.
Table Of Content
- Positive Pregnancy Test - Successfully Conceived After MISBIRD
- How I Balanced My Hormones + Conceived After Miscarriage
- Have Been Tested to Identify any Hormonal Imbalances
- Nutritional Supplements
- Follow My Cycle + Check Cycle Sync
- Eat a Balanced Breakfast
- My Supplement Game Improved
- How I Balanced My Hormones + Conceived After Miscarriage
- How can I increase my fertility after miscarriage?
- When is the best time to get pregnant after a miscarriage?
- Final Effect
Positive Pregnancy Test - Successfully Conceived After MISBIRD
After giving myself enough time to feel, grieve, process and heal my body to resume my cycle/period, I knew I wanted to try to conceive again at some point.
But before we actively try to conceive, I want to do everything I can to balance my hormones, reduce the chance of another loss, and prepare my body for a healthy pregnancy and baby.
Fortunately, as an expert in the field (hormone health coach specializing in menstrual health, fertility, pregnancy, and postpartum care), I have all the tools, resources, and knowledge at my fingertips.
After my period resumed in February, I spent the next four months (the recommended first trimester to improve egg quality, baby health, and pregnancy outcome) feeding and prepping my body.
This summer, my husband and I started trying, and after three cycles (the average of successful conceptions is 4), I got the positive pregnancy test I had been waiting for.
Below I share the action steps I took (and professionally advise my clients) to help me balance my hormones and conceive a healthy baby after a miscarriage.I hope they are helpful, but I always encourage everyone to 1) consult their licensed healthcare professional (especially before taking any herbs/supplements) and 2) do self-examination and most importantly, do what is right your business.
How I Balanced My Hormones + Conceived After Miscarriage
Have Been Tested to Identify any Hormonal Imbalances
After I recovered from my miscarriage, one of the first things I did was get tested to see if I had any underlying hormonal imbalances that could be affecting my fertility. The first test I took was Modern Fertility's home test kit, which measures key fertility indicators like ovarian reserve (how many eggs you have left), sex hormones like progesterone, estrogen, and luteinizing hormone, to help you Ovulation and production are sufficient to maintain a healthy pregnancy and levels of the thyroid hormone TSH, which regulates baby fertility, pregnancy and an important part of healthy brain development.
I love that this test covers most of my basics while still allowing me to take the test at home for a fraction of the cost most fertility clinics offer. The results were delivered via my personalized dashboard within a week and luckily most of my levels looked normal and healthy (TSH slightly elevated) giving me the confidence to try again. You can use this link to get $10 off Modern Home Fertility Test Kits.
Since my TSH was slightly elevated (though still technically within normal range), I also had modern fertility hormone testing, had a complete thyroid blood count (TSH, sum free T4, sum free T3, reverse T3, anti-TPO, and antithyroglobulin). Everything is back to normal.
While the most common causes of miscarriage are chromosomal abnormalities or genetic errors (which usually start 3-4 months before conception, which makes the 4-month trimester so important), I can't help but wonder if my body can still Getting ready for another baby because I'm so tired. Despite taking good care of myself, I've also been pregnant for the past two years and then breastfed (i.e. most of the nutrients I consume still go to my daughter). Since nutritional deficiencies are one of the leading causes of hormonal imbalances, I knew this was an area I needed to focus on.
So I'm upping my nutrient density game over the next few months by focusing on eating a variety of fertility-boosting foods like leafy greens, cruciferous vegetables, avocados, nuts, seeds, grass fed eggs, berries, Low-mercury omega-3 fish such as salmon.For a full list of the foods I've eaten and the recipes I've used to prepare them, check out this guide.
Follow My Cycle + Check Cycle Sync
A healthy menstrual cycle is definitely an important part of fertility and a useful tool in eliminating any underlying issues that might be preventing you from conceiving. So once my period returned, I started tracking my cycle and supporting each of the four phases (also known as hormone fluctuations) with a variety of foods, supplements, exercise, and lifestyle to help balance my hormones and optimize my chances to get pregnant naturally. For tips and resources on this, I recommend that you familiarize yourself with the four phases of the menstrual cycle (this article is a great place to start) and use the fertility awareness methods mentioned below to help you plan your own cycle, including your own Ovulation period of the cycle.
Eat a Balanced Breakfast
I honestly don't think I'm eating enough before I lose either so I opted not to have breakfast and instead opted for some bulletproof coffee as mornings with kids are much heisier and it's a need for me deal with things.
However, I do know research shows that eating a nutritious breakfast every morning can help regulate your cycle, reduce infertility and help you conceive. This helps optimize blood sugar, an important pillar of hormonal health and fertility. So I add more food and eat a high-protein, high-fat, high-fiber breakfast (like this smoothie or these chia pudding parfaits) to meet my body's micronutrient needs while maintaining my Blood sugar is stable. I also make sure I'm eating throughout the day (i.e. three balanced meals, and possibly snacks or treats if needed/needed).
My Supplement Game Improved
While my main focus is getting as much nutrition as possible through food, I know adding some supplements can help me fill any nutritional gaps or gaps.In addition to taking good quality prenatal supplements, I add fish oil supplements (essential for baby's brain development), probiotics (gut health is essential for all health, especially with hormones), gelatin Maca root powder (helps our body). adapts to stress and nourishes our sex hormones) and Magnesium Glycinate (improves blood flow to the uterus and production of the sex hormone progesterone).
I've since added B vitamin shots to my routine, along with vitamins C and D (as the seasons change and I don't spend as much time in the sun). For more advice on supplements to boost your fertility, check out this guide. **Consult your doctor before adding any new herbs or supplements to your routine, especially if you are already taking any medications.
In addition to taking good quality prenatal supplements, I add fish oil supplements (essential for baby's brain development), probiotics (gut health is essential for all health, especially with hormones), gelatin Maca root powder (helps our body). adapts to stress and nourishes our sex hormones) and Magnesium Glycinate (improves blood flow to the uterus and production of the sex hormone progesterone).
I've since added B vitamin shots to my routine, along with vitamins C and D (as the seasons change and I don't spend as much time in the sun). For more advice on supplements to boost your fertility, check out this guide. **Consult your doctor before adding any new herbs or supplements to your routine, especially if you are already taking any medications.However, it can be difficult to pinpoint the exact time of ovulation because every woman does it differently, depending on her menstrual cycle, which can be affected by several other factors (stress, hormonal imbalances, or medical conditions like PCOS, etc.). ).
It is for this reason that I personally practice (and encourage clients to do so) various fertility awareness methods as this combination will help you gain insight into your body and its cycles and pinpoint your exact fertile window to increase natural conception chance. I tracked the following:
- Ovulation Predictor Toolkit - I use Modern Fertility and love how it tracks your exact LH levels and puts it into an easy to understand app
- Cervical fluid - should be moist and elastic, similar to egg whites during ovulation
- Cervix position - should be soft, open and high during ovulation
- Basal body temperature (BBT) – rises slightly after ovulation (to 97.8 F)
- Timing - By tracking my cycle, I tend to ovulate on day 14 or day 15
- Get my partner involved
While fertility priorities and jobs fall on us women, it's important to remember that men play an equally important role in conceiving and starting a family (1/3 of fertility problems are attributed to men, 1/3 to women, and 1/3 at couple level). So I had a chat with my husband to make sure we were on the same page about planning another pregnancy and what that meant to maximize our chances.
He had a sperm test (which I highly recommend your husband does early in the process as it's easy, painless and informative) to make sure everything was healthy, and was on board eating plenty of nutrient dense food and taking supplements to optimize Sperm quality, and finding fun ways to exercise and reduce stress (including regular sex, just for fun!). Conclusion I think the more of you guys are on the same page and realize it takes two people to have a healthy baby the better.
Focus on Having Fun
While we know that stress is a big factor in fertility issues (often delaying or stopping ovulation altogether), this time I decided to take a slightly different approach. Instead of focusing on minimizing stress, I focused on having more fun, creating more joy and relaxation in my daily life. We started actively trying to conceive over the summer, so this was a great opportunity for me to get more outdoors in the form of daily walks, weekend hikes or camping adventures, and regular paddle surfing (nature for me is a great stress reliever and mood booster) session.
I allow myself to indulge what I consider to be indulgences, like having fun reading a fiction book on the blanket outside at noon, or having a glass of wine outside on the patio. It feels so good to just do something that feels good, instead of trying to be productive all the time and putting so much pressure on yourself. Ultimately, it also helped my husband and I relax and bond more and put us in a babysitter mood!
How can I increase my fertility after miscarriage?
Change your lifestyle - Eliminating unhealthy habits can increase your chances of getting pregnant later. Avoid alcohol or drugs and quit smoking before trying to conceive. Reducing or eliminating caffeine can also help you have a healthy pregnancy.
When is the best time to get pregnant after a miscarriage?Several studies support the idea of getting pregnant 1 to 3 months after a miscarriage. A 2017 study found that pregnancy outcomes within 3 months of a miscarriage may have better outcomes -- and a lower risk of subsequent miscarriage -- than waiting longer.
While everyone's conception journey is unique, our research and data show that simple practices can positively impact our menstrual cycles, egg and sperm quality, and overall fertility, increasing our chances of conceiving naturally. This post outlines my personal practice of preparing myself physically and mentally for trying again after a miscarriage (clients often recommend the TTC), but ultimately you need to look at yourself and do what works best for you.
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