If you are reading this because you suspect you have had a miscarriage, please call your midwife.
There are also herbs that can be used for breakthrough bleeding, cramping, and threatened miscarriage, but these must be prescribed specifically for you, and require a consultation with one of our qualified Medical Herbalists.
If you are reading this because you have already miscarried, we send you our condolences and blessings, it is a hard time and there is much to grieve.
Herbal Medicine and Naturopathy can offer a lot to support your body if you have miscarried, whether or not you are recommended to have a D&C (dilation and curettage), but this is best done via a consultation, so call 0800 Q HEALTH for some more specialized support.
If you are reading this to do everything you can to prevent a miscarriage, or you have had miscarriages in the past, be assured there is much that can be done. Most miscarriages happen in the first three months, and it is often because of issues present at conception, rather than anything that has happened in the interim, although this is not always the case.
The very best prevention of miscarriage, therefore, is optimal preconception healthcare, so that the egg and sperm that meet to create your baby are in prime health and ready to create the healthiest baby possible, in the clean and healthy environment of your body.
There are some specific issues that can contribute to miscarriage which can be addressed not only by preconception care but also with herbal support for example to maintain adequate thyroid function, adequate progesterone levels, adequate uterine tone.
Other issues such as an overactive immune system can also lead to miscarriage, and this can also be supported by herbal and nutritional medicine to reduce the impact on the foetus. Dealing with nutrient deficiencies, chemical toxicity, infections, are all important factors in miscarriage prevention.
If you have had a miscarriage in the past, please do be sure to see a medical herbalist so that you can work together to establish the possible causes of the miscarriage so that you can improve your chances of carrying a healthy baby to term next time around.
Miscarriages are more common than we often think, and can happen before we even know we are pregnant. An estimated one in four pregnancies ends in miscarriage, but many studies show that this number is greatly reduced with adequate pre-conception healthcare.