There’s nothing that could feel more frustrating and devastating than having a miscarriage when you are longing to be a mother and grow your family. Most women who experienced one or more miscarriages end up blaming themselves for what happened, I feed there’s a study estimating that more than 41% of the women who had a miscarriage felt that it was their fault, thinking that they maybe didn’t relax enough, eat right, avoid Intercourses and so on.
Of course there must be a reason for why a woman miscarry but in most cases it is not because of anything the woman have done herself, in most cases miscarriage is unexplained or due to chromosomal abnormalities or some sort of underplaying health condition that’s not yet discovered.
Here are the most common myths regarding miscarriage.
1- Spotting or Bleeding Means You Are Having a Miscarriage.
This is a common myth and while bleeding could be the early indicator for a miscarriage, it is also very common during early pregnancy, indeed about 20 to 40% of pregnant women experience some sort of spotting or bleeding during the first trimester. Even prolonged bleeding can occur in healthy pregnancies.
2- One Miscarriage Means You Probably Will Have More.
Having one miscarriage doesn’t increase your risk of further miscarriages, although your risk increases slightly after two miscarriages, if the woman is experiencing recurrent miscarriages then a treatment plan with a fertility specialist should be followed.
3- You Have To Wait Three Months Before Trying For Another Pregnancy After a Miscarriage.
Recent studies prove that you can have a healthy full-term pregnancy after your previous miscarriage even if you conceived one month after the miscarriage. However doctors often recommend women to wait until their serum beta-hCG goes back to zero before trying for another pregnancy, and this can happen in as short as a few weeks or one month after the miscarriage.
Waiting is strongly recommended if a woman had a suction D&C (dilate and curettage) procedure after the miscarriage.
4- Miscarriages are Rare.
The national survey found that most of the US population believe that only 5% of pregnancies end up with miscarriages, but according to the American Pregnancy Association 5 to 25% of pregnancies end up miscarrying.
5- Miscarriage Is Unpreventable.
While most of the causes for miscarriage is out of control and can’t be prevented, risk factors like smoking and alcohol can definitely be prevented, studies proved that smoking ten cigarettes per day and alcohol increase the risk of pregnancy loss even if it is negative smoking.
So make sure to avoid being around smokers or smoking before u try to conceive and avoid alcohol completely.