Miscarriage is a scary word for newly pregnant moms. After all of the care you took to become pregnant, the thought of losing a pregnancy can be downright devastating.
The event of a miscarriage is extremely common, however, more common than many people realize. Approximately 20% of known pregnancies will end in miscarriage, with most occurring in the 1st trimester.
Can You Prevent Miscarriage?
Having a miscarriage does not necessarily mean there is anything to be concerned about – you will very likely be able to carry a pregnancy to full term in the future. As I often tell my patients, your body is wise. It knows what is required to make a strong, healthy human being. Sometimes, our DNA just doesn’t get it right the first time, and the body responds by initiating a miscarriage. Knowing this, however, doesn’t make it any less traumatic to go through. I do hope, though, that it will give you the courage to try again!
If you have a history of recurrent miscarriages, there is a chance that there may be something physiological going on with your body that is making it hard for a potentially healthy pregnancy to “stick.” This is where Chinese medicine may be able to help.
Chinese Medicine May Help
There are several patterns in Chinese medicine diagnostics that we often see women with a history of recurrent miscarriage fall into. When we are able to identify and treat these patterns early on in pregnancy (or ever more ideally before pregnancy begins), we often see success helping women with a history of miscarriage carry to full term.
How do we do this, you ask? With a combination of acupuncture, dietary therapy, lifestyle modification, and herbal medicine to address the underlying imbalance.
If you’ve had a miscarriage and are concerned about carrying a pregnancy to term, I invite you to give us a call. We are happy to answer any questions you have about how acupuncture and Chinese medicine may be able to help.
Yours in good health,
Merritt Jones, LAc, MS, CNC