How to Prevent a Miscarriage: 18 Things You Can Do to Have a Healthy Pregnancy

You can't control all the factors that contribute to a miscarriage, but there's still plenty you can do to increase your chances of a healthy and successful pregnancy (19 Photos)

Mary Bolster on Jun 27, 2012 at 7:09PM

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a Mary Bolster on Jun 15, 2012 at 4:34PM

Seeing your Ob-Gyn once you're ready to start trying for a baby is one of the easiest ways to prevent a miscarriage. Your doctor can screen you for any sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) such as syphilis, gonorrhea and herpes, which, untreated, can increase your miscarriage risk, even if you don't have any symptoms. You can also discuss your health history, family history and have prenatal genetic testing (if you choose to) so you and your doctor can be on the alert for any possible complications or risk factors, such as a clotting disorder or a uterine abnormality. 

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