The doctor will likely recommend tests to detect any problems that may have caused your previous miscarriage. These may include:
- Blood tests to detect hormone imbalances
- Chromosome tests (done through blood and/or tissue samples)
- Pelvic and uterine exams
Depending on your overall health, the doctor might recommend that you wait several months before getting pregnant again. Periodic testing throughout your pregnancy may also be required.
If this is a first pregnancy, the mother’s general health should be a priority to help prevent miscarriage. Avoid alcohol, drugs, and smoking, and limit the amount of caffeine ingested into the body. Prenatal vitamins can help support even the healthiest of diets to ensure that the mother and the baby can get all of the nutrients needed. Light regular exercise can also improve fetal health, but a consultation must be done first before starting a brand new regimen.
Miscarriage is traumatic, and there are a wide range of emotions to deal with. Therapy may be advised in order to lessen the grief and depression that comes after a miscarriage.