There is no way to predict or prevent a miscarriage. Certain steps can be taken, however, to give
a pregnancy every chance to continue to term.
- Get prenatal care and follow the advice of the health care professional (family doctor, obstetrician, midwife).
- Avoid alcohol, nicotine, and street drugs, especially cocaine, during pregnancy.
- Avoid or cut down on caffeine.
- Control high blood pressure and diabetes.
- Identify and treat any bacterial and certain viral
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