(Last Updated on : 06/06/2016)
Pregnant women with a history of repeated abortions should take all other precautions essential to prevent miscarriage. They should stay away from sexual intercourse, during early pregnancy. They should go to bed early and rise early and take regular exercise
, but avoid fatigue. They should sleep on a hard mattress with their heads low, and remain calm and cool. All these measures will to a great extent help in correcting the phenomenon of habitual abortion.
In the natural remedy for habitual abortion
the patient should be put to bed immediately and the bottom end of the bed rose on appearance of the first symptoms of possible abortion. Cold compresses at 60 degrees Fahrenheit temperatures should be applied constantly to the inner portion of the thighs, the vagina and the lumbar region. Compresses should be changed every 15 to 20 minutes. When the compress is removed for renewing, the surface should be rubbed with a warm dry flannel for half a minute or until reddened, before applying the compress again. At the same time, a hot application should be made to the feet.
Diet Therapy for Habitual Abortion
Dietary control is of supreme importance in the prevention of habitual abortion. The pregnant womans diet chart should be on the following lines:
Breakfast: Fresh fruits and a glass of milk mixed with a teaspoonful of honey.
Lunch: Steamed vegetables, boiled rice or whole wheat chapatis and soup or buttermilk.
Mid Afternoon: A glass of fruit juice or a whole fruit.
Dinner: Cooked diet similar to the afternoon meal may be taken till the 7th month. After that, fruits, nuts, milk, buttermilk and soups, germinated seeds and sprouts, must form her diet because they decrease the workload on the digestive system and thus help avoid indigestion, constipation and related disorders.
Pregnant women should avoid refined carbohydrates, non-vegetarian food, coffee
, sugars, and tea
. They should also keep away from oily and fried foods as such foods lead to constipation, which is very harmful to pregnancy. Smoking or chewing tobacco
and drinking alcohol must be strictly avoided.
Home Remedies for Habitual Abortion
Indian gooseberry, known as Amla in the vernacular, is considered useful in preventing abortion. A teaspoonful of fresh amla juice and honey mixed together should be taken every morning during the period of pregnancy. It will also prevent infections and assist in the absorption of iron.
A brew made from safflower foliage is also said to avert abortion.
Water Therapy for Habitual Abortion
It is wise that women with a history of repeated abortions should take on these techniques before conception and maintain them during the first 2 months of pregnancy.
1. A neutral or lukewarm water enema is a useful remedy for a constipated colon which is a major reason for the toxaemic condition of the uterus. This will ease the bowels and thus lessen any excessive pressure on the uterus and other pelvic organs.
2. A regular cold hip bath
for duration of 10 minutes twice every day is very useful in relieving congestion and inflammation of the uterus.
3. Wet girdle packs, twice every day, on an empty stomach, also relieve congestions and infections in the uterus and other pelvic organs.
Yoga Asanas for Habitual Abortion
Hormonal imbalances can be set right by practicing yogic exercise. Yoga asanas
such as Sarvangasana
, and Trikonasana are particularly helpful in improving thyroid
, pituitary, adrenal and gonaidal endocrine functions and should be practiced on a regular basis by women who suffer from imbalances of this sort, up to the first 2 months of pregnancy.
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