June 10, 2024

Conceiving tips after miscarriage

Just like giving birth, after miscarriage you can be afflicted with postpartum blues. In most cases, the postpartum stage post loss is filled with anxiety, depression, shame and deep heartache.

Conceiving tips after miscarriage

Just like giving birth, after miscarriage you can be afflicted with postpartum blues. In most cases, the postpartum stage post loss is filled with anxiety, depression, shame and deep heartache. Emotionally and physically our body needs time to get back to “normal.” You need to heal in all aspects of your life. Your body has been through a lot and you need to support it. In today’s post we will be sharing tips that can help you navigate the next steps to conceiving to have a successful healthy pregnancy after miscarriage.

Many women who have experienced miscarriage fear that they might experience it again in their next pregnancy. And although this can happen, it is very uncommon. Only 1% of women have repeat miscarriages. First off, remember that you did nothing wrong. Miscarriages affect 1 out of 4 women, this was not your fault. It is important to allow your body to heal by caring for yourself correctly. There are many things you can do to  prepare for a healthy pregnancy after loss. We want you to know it is possible to have a healthy pregnancy after a miscarriage.

Many women are anxious to try and conceive as soon as possible. However, we do not suggest this for many reasons. We recommend waiting 3 months or until you have 3 regular menstrual cycles. Sometimes it is wiser to wait longer depending on how you are healing emotionally and physically. At times it can take longer for your cycles to regulate if you had a D&C (dilation and curettage) after your miscarriage.

First and foremost, your body is not ready to conceive right after loss. And most likely, neither is your mind. Your body has been through a lot, and you want to feel at peace and strong during pregnancy!

Conceiving Tips After Miscarriage

1. Do your labs to make sure you are supporting your body in the ways that it needs

Iron Bind.Cap.(TIBC), UIBC, Iron, Ferritin, CBC With Differential/Platelet (includes the below), WBC, RBC

Hemoglobin, Hematocrit, MCV, MCH, MCHC, RDW, Platelets, Neutrophils, Lymphs, Monocytes, Eos, Basos, Neutrophils (Absolute)

Lymphs (Absolute), Monocytes(Absolute), Eos (Absolute), Baso (Absolute), Immature Granulocytes, Immature Grans (Abs)

Comp. Metabolic Panel (includes the below), Glucose, BUN, Creatinine, eGFR If NonAfricn AmeGFR If Africn Am, BUN/Creatinine Ratio, Sodium, Potassium, Chloride, Carbon Dioxide, Calcium, Protein, Albumin, Globulin

A/G Ratio, Bilirubin, Alkaline Phosphatase, AST (SGOT), ALT (SGPT), Urinalysis, Specific Gravity, pH, Urine-Color, Appearance

WBC Esterase, Protein, Glucose, Ketones, Occult Blood, Bilirubin, Urobilinogen, Nitrite, LP+Non HDL Cholesterol, Cholesterol

Triglycerides, HDL Cholesterol, VLDL Cholesterol, LDL Chol Calc, Chol/HDL Ratio, Thyroid Panel With TSH (includes the below)

TSH, Thyroxine (T4), T3 Uptake, Free Thyroxine Index, Hgb A1c with eAG Estimation, Hemoglobin A1c, Vitamin D, 25-Hydroxy

C-Reactive Protein, Cardiac, Homocysteine , Uric Acid, Phosphorus, LDH, GGT, ANA with Reflex, Thyroid Antibodies (includes the below)

Thyroid Peroxidase (TPO) Ab <9 IU/mL 0-34 01, Thyroglobulin Antibody, Triiodothyronine (T3), Free


ADD ONS for PCOS or Infertility Issues

  • AMH Hormone to look at egg quality, qty can be effected by PCOS
  • MTHFR genetic mutations

*DUTCH for complete Hormone Panel

*Spectracell Micronutrient Panel

2. Work on the emotional component

Whether that is sharing with a friend, seeing a healer, intuitive, energy worker or psychologist

3.Make sure you are eating enough calories

Think about a nourishing Foods diet. Increasing healthy fats and protein, gut healing foods, bone broth, iron rich foods like grass fed meats, liver, slow cooked meats.

Foods to increase to boost fertility:

  • Sweet potatoes
  • Leafy greens
  • Colorful in season veggies
  • Sea veggies- seaweed
  • High quality full fat dairy- raw is best then A2, then grass-fed, organic
  • Egg yolks
  • Oysters and shellfish
  • Grass fed meats
  • Avocado
  • Wild salmon
  • Citrus
  • Berries

4. Replace lost minerals/ electrolytes

5. Balancing blood sugar eating enough and every couple of hours

6. Work on stress – everyone manages it differently

7. Making sure you are not over exercising!

Try walking, hiking or yin yoga.

8. Sleep 7-9 hours and nap if needed, your body is recharging

9. Make sure you build black your blood after all of that blood loss

10. Get grounded, get in nature, get in the sunshine!

When trying to conceive it is important to consume foods with Folate (Folic acid which is the synthetic form of folate is not the ideal form to use, it is not easily absorbed by the body) You can get good amounts of folate  in  peas and nuts, dark green leafy greens,  melons,strawberries,oranges, lemons, and bananas.

There are labs that can be done to attempt to identify if there was something genetic that may have caused the loss. But this is not always accurate and there are many variables that have to be considered. If you are experiencing repeated miscarriages it is best to do some of the more extensive blood work mentioned above to find if the pregnant person has a pre-existing condition that can be rectified with the proper nutrition, supplementation, or medication. Your practitioner may order Ultrasounds of your uterus and fallopian tubes

Miscarriage is different for everyone.

The way Obstetrics and Gynecology treat women after a loss (because in all fairness they see so many and know it’s common), is harsh and lacking in human kindness. The physical and emotional part of what happens to women as they go through a loss both need attention and support. Personally I literally cried for months, I could not perform normal everyday tasks. I had nightmares, I isolated myself, I wanted to just sleep and not deal. I guess I was depressed and so many things triggered me, especially around pregnancy and babies that I just wanted to hide.

The big one was Mothers Day. I woke up hysterically crying. It took my husband coming home for lunch to help me to realize it was mothers day and that I should be holding my baby. I never thought of all the mothers who had lost babies and how hard this day might be for them, my entire world was now being seen in such a different perspective.

I am sharing this with you because your experience should not stop you from reaching your goals.

Do not stop trying, researching and trusting your body, can and will heal.

To receive a free miscarriage support visit with a midwife - in person or virtual please visit Thrive Wellness Collective – to be supported through loss and for more resources on how to find comfort in your journey. When trying to conceive after a loss it is important not to do serial testing (repeatedly using pregnancy tests). This can lead to higher levels of anxiety and stress. The ultimate goal should be to create or maintain a healthy lifestyle through good nutrition, learning to manage stress, and taking things one day at a time. Give your body grace, normally it knows how to grow a healthy baby, but first it needs you to be healthy both emotionally and physically.