Miscarriages in early pregnancy are often caused by a variety of factors, many of which are beyond an individual’s control.
However, it’s essential to prioritize a healthy lifestyle during pregnancy to reduce the risk of complications.
Here are some habits that are generally advised against during pregnancy:
Smoking is associated with an increased risk of miscarriage, preterm birth, and other complications. It can also negatively impact foetal development. Even if you do not smoke be sure to stay away from people and places where this activity is going on.
Excessive alcohol intake during pregnancy is linked to an increased risk of miscarriage and can lead to foetal alcohol syndrome, causing developmental issues in the baby.
Drug use: Use of recreational drugs, certain prescription medications, and over-the-counter medications without consulting a healthcare professional can pose risks to the developing foetus.
*Excessive caffeine intake:
While moderate caffeine consumption is generally considered safe during pregnancy, excessive intake may be linked to an increased risk of miscarriage. It’s recommended to limit caffeine intake during pregnancy.
Inadequate nutrition can affect the health of both the mother and the developing foetus. A well-balanced diet with essential nutrients, vitamins, and minerals is crucial during pregnancy.
Chronic stress may contribute to an increased risk of miscarriage. Pregnant women need to manage stress through relaxation techniques, exercise, and social support.
*Excessive physical activity:
Intense or high-impact exercises that the body is not accustomed to may increase the risk of miscarriage.
It’s important to consult with a healthcare provider about appropriate exercise routines during pregnancy.
*Exposure to environmental toxins:
Exposure to certain chemicals, pollutants, or toxins in the workplace or environment may increase the risk of miscarriage. Pregnant individuals should be cautious and take necessary precautions.
Some infections and certain sexually transmitted infections, can increase the risk of miscarriage. Proper prenatal care, including vaccinations, can help prevent some of these infections.
Pregnant women must seek and maintain a healthy lifestyle to promote a successful and healthy pregnancy.