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Miscarriage and Emotions

Wounded from miscarriage
Your miscarriage has wounded you deeply. You suffer, largely alone, your feelings are a mixture of grief, guilt and desperation. You have miscarried but no-one other than you and your partner knew you were pregnant.  You feel that no-one else can understand this loss of your unborn child.

You wonder whether it was your fault? What could you have done differently? Can you allow yourself to hope that next time you could have a normal conception?

Pregnancy after Miscarriage

Is there an increased risk of Miscarriage?
Women often ask about the risks in a pregnancy after miscarriage? They often fear becoming pregnant again least they miscarry again. Even in her old age, a woman often still suffers from the deep personal loss of a miscarriage.

Hope for Women who have miscarried
I have counselled many women who have experienced one or more miscarriages. I am pleased to say that I have been able to help the majority of them have a normal healthy baby.

Many miscarriages are caused by some aspect of lifestyle. The prevention often lies in optimising health prior to conception. 

Solutions to Miscarriage

Solutions to Problems of Miscarriage and Recurrent Miscarriage
The first advice I always give is don't become pregnant until at least three months after a miscarriage. There is proof that becoming pregnant too quickly increases the risk of a subsequent problem.


If you are having problems, why not discover their cause by completing the
NFS Questionnaire?

What are some causes of miscarrying normal embryos?

  • Progesterone deficiency
  • Other dietary deficiency/imbalance
  • Serious unresolved emotional issue
  • Uterine or endometrial problem*
  • Immunological or blood clotting problem
  • Chronic disease or infection

Conceptions with one or more extra chromosomes by age of mother

Maternal Age Per Cent Risk
16-20 2%
21-25 4%
26-30 7%
31-35 10%
36-40 20%
41-45 40%
46-50 90%

Explanations and Counselling
My book it takes two explains all the different causes of miscarriage and gives helpful advice for preventing future problems. I counsel couples about early and late miscarriages as well as multiple miscarriages.

I would love to help you resolve your problem.
EMAIL me today for an appointment.  Consultations can be made in person in Adelaide or by telephone anywhere else.

What are the causes of miscarriage and recurrent miscarriage?

There are two types of miscarriage. One is the loss of an embryo that is physically abnormal. The second is the loss of an embryo that is apparently normal. A woman with recurrent problems might miscarry either type.

What are the causes of abnormal embryos? Who is at risk?

  • Maternal ageing*

  • Irregular or late ovulation

  • Chronic exposure to toxic chemicals

  • Chronic disease

  • An inherited chromosome abnormality in woman or man*

* These are problems that might not be preventable.  Email me about these to arrange an email or telephone consultation.



Inherited Chromosome Abnormalities
An inherited chromosome abnormality cannot be cured.  However about 50% of your conceptions will be normal. (You will miscarry the 50% that are abnormal).  Your road is hard but not impossible.

Couples often find that once they understand the reason that they can cope. One of my most loved patients had 14 miscarriages before she conceived her normal child.

Physical Problems
A structural abnormality of the uterus that causes miscarriage might be corrected by an operation. Some endometrial problems are more difficult.

Lifestyle and Diet
Most of the other problems related to miscarriage can be cured or ameliorated by lifestyle and dietary changes.  You might like to start by evaluating whether your ovulation is normal by keeping a
Temperature Chart and learning how to interpret it.

Alternatively, you might consider joining the Natural Fertility Solutions program where you complete the NFS questionnaire and receive counselling.


It is most likely that your diet, lifestyle and personal stresses are contributing to your miscarriage problems. 

It is very likely that you can be helped without the use of drugs and invasive treatments.


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