Yes. We know. Having a miscarriage is probably one of the worst things that a woman will experience in her lifetime. It literally feels like you’ve had the wind sucked right out of your lungs.
You go through the stages of physical healing, but often times our lives are so full that we don’t allow ourselves time to go through the stages of mourning so that we can emotionally heal. Miscarriage recovery is a personal journey that differs for every woman.
The one thing that we believe many women have in common after experiencing a miscarriage, is the desire to increase their fertility and become pregnant again. Their goal is a healthy pregnancy, birth, and baby. It will take some time for your body to heal, your heart as well. The good thing is that with a strong support system, and making healthy and informed choices, your chances of increasing fertility and having your darling baby improve greatly.
Today, we’re going to give you 10 steps that you can take to heal after a miscarriage and increase your fertility.
1. Follow Your Doctor’s Or Midwife’s Orders
You paid a visit to your healthcare provider when you realized that you were having a miscarriage. They took great care of you and sent you home with descriptive orders to follow. Follow them!
Even if you are starting to feel better physically, make sure you follow through on the path that your provider has set.
You made the informed decision to choose that provider because they fit your needs and desires. Make sure to allow them to help you through this time by following through. If anything is confusing to you, be sure to ask for clarity. They are there to help you.
2. Seek Emotional Support
You have a great support system in place, or maybe you don’t. Either way make it a priority to get the emotional support you need, in the way you need it. What does that mean? It means that you must figure out what you need to help you through this time.
- Do you need someone to assist with the care of your other children?
- Do you need a short getaway?
- Do you need someone to pray with you?
- Are you looking for someone to just sit and listen?
Whatever you need, seek out that support. There are quite a few therapists who work with women who have experienced pregnancy loss. It’s a time of grieving and they may be exactly what you need.
Let it out! Crying is a way to cleanse the soul. Cry as often as you need to during this time. Forget being strong! Allow yourself to feel everything you must to help your healing process. You’ll feel better after a good cry.
4. Tone Your Uterus
After your follow up appointment with your healthcare provider and getting the all clear, you may want to begin getting your body in shape to encourage a future pregnancy. Particularly your uterus.
One of the best ways to tone your uterus is by drinking Red Raspberry Leaf Tea. Red Raspberry Leaf has been shown to increase blood flow to the uterus and aids in toning it in preparation for pregnancy. Once you conceive it is recommended that you stop drinking the tea until late in pregnancy as you prepare for the birth.
5. Join A Yoga Studio
Absolutely yoga! Yoga is a wonderful art which also provides amazing healing for the body and mind. Look for a restorative yoga class. Restorative yoga does exactly that. It aids in restoring mind, body, and soul.
Sounds like just what you need right? Local studios often offer great deals for new students. You may even be able to take a few classes free!
6. Increase Your H2O Intake
Water! Water! Water! We need it to survive. Water has to ability to cleanse our bodies of toxins and impurities. Hands down, it is essential to your healing process and increasing fertility.
Drink as close as you can to a gallon per day. Add fresh fruit to your water to flavor it a bit and add a hint of sweetness.
7. Eat Fertility Boosting Foods
This isn’t always the fun part. Changing up your diet? We know the struggle! Slowly being to incorporate fertility boosting foods into your diet. These will help your body physically prepare to conceive.
Some foods to think about are: whole grains, fruits and vegetables, lean meats/beans, and low fat dairy.
8. Take A Whole Food Based Multi/Prenatal Vitamin
Don’t wait until you conceive to begin taking a prenatal vitamin. As soon as you are ready start trying again, go by a jar or two. A good multi/prenatal vitamin is made from whole food sources. Typically vegetables and fruits. Take them as directed on the label. If you’re forgetful, set a reminder on your phone.
Here’s a great prenatal vitamin that is all natural and will help optimize your chances to conceive.
9. Get To Your Ideal Weight
Being significantly underweight or overweight can negatively affect your fertility. Studies show that women who are underweight take four times as long to get pregnant as women within their ideal weight class.
On the other hand, women who are overweight may have insulin resistance, meaning that too much insulin circulates in the body, disrupting menstruation.
Seek help to get your weight under control. This doesn’t have to be scary. When you feel overwhelmed, just remember why you are doing this. Healthy mama, healthy baby.
10. Stop Trying To Have A Baby
We know this sounds contrary and very weird. It’s actually very simple. Stop trying. Make the changes you need to make, get the support necessary, and stay in close contact with your healthcare provider.
Once you put these things in place, STOP! Live your life! Smile! Think happy thoughts. We all know a watched pot doesn’t boil. Don’t become so consumed with trying to conceive (TTC) that you lose yourself or the loving relationship with your spouse. Take time to enjoy every moment of every day. You’re doing the work. Let your mind rest and wait for it to happen. You’ll appreciate this mental break once you have that beautiful baby.
Let us know what methods you have used on your miscarriage recovery journey and how you boosted your fertility.