What can I do to sustain my next pregnancy after two miscarriages?
If you have had previous miscarriages, you will definitely want to take prenatal vitamins and folic acid before attempting another pregnancy. It also is important to do repetitive hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) and progesterone tests to test the viability of your pregnancy. Many women today have a progesterone deficiency issue, which can increase the risk pregnancy complications like miscarriage. Symptoms can include miscarriage, headaches, mood swings, irregular periods, vaginal dryness and menstrual cramps.
You will need to make sure you have the right progesterone levels to avoid pregnancy complications. Progesterone was named because it is the "pro-gestation" hormone. It helps your uterus sustain pregnancy. A deficiency can be treated by vaginal progesterone suppositories.
If you do not have a progesterone issue and have never carried a pregnancy successfully beyond 14 weeks, you may need to undergo genetic testing and have a doctor examine your uterus to ensure the cavity is of normal size. Your doctor or midwife may also prescribe a variety of lab tests to check your thyroid, pituitary and endocrine system. Hopefully, the next pregnancy will go well and without complications.