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Have you experienced recurrent miscarriages? Going through two or more miscarriages is a devastating experience – I know, I had two miscarriages myself. The feeling like there’s something wrong with your body, but no one knows exactly why you keep miscarrying. With each pregnancy your hopes raise again – surely this time you won’t miscarry! But the cycle continues…
A common issue I have found in my clients with recurrent miscarriages is vaginal health. Recurrent urinary tract infections, bacterial vaginosis and sexually transmitted infections are common culprits for causing recurrent miscarriages.
One client came to see me after she had three miscarriages. She mentioned she had recurrent urinary tract infections every few months, and testing showed she had an E. coli infection. After just 2 weeks of treatment with herbal medicine, she noticed she was no longer experiencing urinary tract symptoms. Testing confirmed the E. coli infection had been eradicated. She is now 11 weeks pregnant, which is an amazing achievement as her previous miscarriages were all 8 weeks or earlier.
Recurrent Miscarriages | Kyra Howearth Herbalist
Symptoms to look out for that may indicate your vaginal health isn’t optimal include:
  • fishy odour
  • discharge, apart from the normal discharge leading up to ovulation – particularly is the discharge is green, yellow, grey, frothy or runny
  • vaginal itchiness
  • pain when urinating
  • pain during intercourse

If you have any of the above symptoms or a history of urinary tract infections, sexually transmitted infections or other vaginal health issues, it’s absolutely worth having further investigations done by your GP or sexual health clinic. A quick vaginal swab can be incredibly helpful for identifying the bacteria within the vagina so effective treatment can be started.

Some tips to keep your vagina healthy at home include:

  • avoid douching
  • avoid vaginal steaming
  • consume foods rich in probiotics such as yoghurt, sauerkraut, kombucha and kimchi
  • void after intercourse
  • wear cotton or bamboo underwear
  • wash with water only (no soaps, washes, creams, perfumes, etc)

Keeping your vagina healthy will not only help with prevention of miscarriage, but can also assist with conception – don’t forget the sperm needs to travel through the vagina. Having effective treatment for any recurrent vaginal infections is vital for the best outcomes for your pregnancy. If you would like to work with me to resolve your vaginal health issues, you can book a consultation here.

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