Firstly, I’m sorry. If you’ve experienced one miscarriage or multiple miscarriages I know how hard it is. And it doesn’t matter if the miscarriage was early on, the pregnancy was planned or not or how long you’ve been trying to get pregnant. It’s hard.
One moment you were pregnant and then you weren’t.
Maybe you started bleeding and that was your first sign that something wasn’t right. Or during a routine ultrasound you were told there wasn’t a heartbeat or the foetus wasn’t growing as much as it should.
Either way, it sucks. And can lead to feeling like your body has betrayed you. Plus concerns that you won’t be able to conceive again and deliver a healthy baby.
What causes a miscarriage?
You may have been given an “explanation” from conventional medicine for why you had a miscarriage. In many cases, we don’t have an explanation for why it happened. Approximately 12% of pregnancies end in miscarriage, the vast majority in the first trimester.
However, the good news is that while many women do experience at least one miscarriage during their fertile years, most of them go on to safely birth one or more children.
Here are some of the common causes of miscarriage:
Low progesterone or other hormonal issues – progesterone is the hormone that maintains and holds the uterine lining in place during the pregnancy. If levels aren’t high enough, you may start bleeding leading to a miscarriage
Genetic or other problem with the foetus: your body is smart and in many cases if it detects there is something wrong with the foetus, it will decide to cause a miscarriage. While this is very upsetting, it also shows that your body is doing it’s best to help you meet your goal of a healthy baby.
Age: Unfortunately, the older you get, the higher your chances of miscarrying. This may seem alarming because age is something we don’t have control over. However, if you focus on improving your overall and reproductive health in other ways, you may be able to conceive and birth a healthy baby in spite of your age.
Accident: A hard fall, especially on your back or pelvis can cause a miscarriage.
Infection: Some viral and bacterial infections can cause pregnancy loss and some studies suggest that some common vaginal infections can increase your chances of miscarriage. If you are concerned, speak to your doctor.
Blood clotting issue (coagulation):
Incompetent cervix (I don’t like that name but unfortunately that’s what it’s called). The cervix is located at the bottom of the uterus opening to the vagina. Your cervix should remain closed from conception until birth.
However, if the tissue is weak, it can cause miscarriage or premature birth. In addition to strengthening the tissue before you get pregnant again, if your doctor suspects this is an issue for you, they may want to stitch the cervix closed to try to prevent premature birth.
How can I help you after miscarriage?
I use a combination of Sobada, abdominal massage (sometimes referred to as uterine massage or womb massage) and reflexology to help prepare women recover from miscarriage and prepare for another pregnancy
Sobada abdominal massage is a pleasant and relaxing massage on the abdomen and back that focuses on improving blood flow to your uterus and ovaries and encouraging your uterus into the best possible position in your pelvis.
Reflexology is a series of massage and pressure techniques on the feet and hands that help relax you, bring your body to balance and
The treatment is very relaxing and improves both your breathing and digestion in addition to your fertility. In turn, this improves your chances of conceiving and bringing home that much yearned for healthy baby.
During the treatment, sometimes emotions are released and many women leave the session feeling a renewed sense of hope.
When should I come for treatment after miscarriage?
I usually suggest two options:
- Waiting till you get your next period and then coming for treatment straight after the bleeding stops. This gives your body and your uterus a bit of time to adjust to the changes that have been taking place. If two months have passed since the miscarriage and you still haven’t gotten your period, you can book a treatment anyway.
- Booking a treatment ASAP: the reason I offer this option is that you may be highly distressed after your miscarriage and waiting 2-8 weeks till you get your period is not ideal. If you come now, I adjust the treatment to what is going on for your physically and emotionally so you can return to daily life.
Often these sessions are a safe space for you to release the many emotions that miscarriage stir up and help bring your body back to physical and emotional balance. Don’t fool yourself that an early miscarriage is easier than one later in pregnancy. Each woman experiences miscarriage differently and there may also be trauma related to medical procedures that you want to release for your own health and before trying to conceive again.
I’m a holistic therapist and I am here to help you!
I love helping women to overcome their fertility challenges and other issues related to your cycles, pregnancy, periods and/or anxiety.
I treat women with abdominal and womb massage techniques known as Sobada (formally the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Massage) and reflexology.
I’m also an Advanced EFT Tapping practitioner and I work with women in particular issues around anxiety, depression, stress levels.
I teach Fertility Awareness to help women better know their bodies and improve their chances of conceiving or prevent pregnancy naturally.
I live in Modi’in, Israel and that’s where I spend my days helping women during their fertile years, pregnancy, menopause and other hormonal conditions. Bodywork sessions (massage and reflexology take place in my clinic in Modi’in but EFT Tapping sessions and Fertility Awareness education can take place online or in person).
Learn more about working with me here.
I went through such a journey with Annette. I came here because i couldn’t get pregnant. During the process of healing a lot of pain, I fell pregnant and gave birth to a wonderful son.
I came back to Annette again after the birth for some peace and quiet and an hour to myself once a week which allowed me to feel more present also at home.
Annette is a wonderful person. She is so present and is wonderful at holding space and she brings healing in a simple and easy way which is really amazing and shouldn’t be taken for granted.
I feel like every woman needs a space where she is able to heal herself and give herself an hour of peace, quiet, love and for me Annette is the perfect address.
A huge thank you and so much appreciation that I came to you and gave myself these treatments.
Dear Annette, there are no words to thank you and appreciate you enough for everything you have done for us. Because of you we were able to bring life to the world and we will always be so appreciative to you. Wishing you and your family a wonderful year with blessing, health, happiness and joy.
Ya’ara and family, Modi'in
Annette, I came to you after a recommendation from a friend because I was feeling stressed about not falling pregnant. After two treatment I was pregnant! After each treatment, I had a feeling of energy, relaxation and quiet.
I went to see Annette because we had problems conceiving. I really enjoyed the treatments, especially her kindness, her true desire to help and her optimism that we can succeed. Arvigo treatments are the best. As a result of the treatments my period has stabilised and we are ready for the new baby 🙂 . I've already recommended it to a couple of friends who have fertility problems. I think that the chances are high and it's not painful and absolutely natural.
I went to Annette for treatment because of very painful periods and general stress. Her treatments (Sobada and reflexology) relaxed me and there has been a significant reduction in pain when I get my period. I would recommend Annette’s treatments. The self-care treatment she taught me to do at home lets me relax and connect with my body. This time out itself is helpful in addition to the massage which touched all the right spots. Really effective and worthwhile. Thank you!
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