3 Myths About Miscarriage That You Must Know!

Imagine losing something you yearned for, before you even got to hold it, the feeling can be horrible, right? Well, a miscarriage is no different and it can be devastating to a woman and her family.

A to-be mother who was so excited and eager to meet her newborn will have to deal with the trauma of losing her child, even before the child came into the world, even before she got the chance to hold the baby in her arms.

When a miscarriage happens, a woman's hopes and dreams of being a mother and raising her child are shattered, leading her into a dark phase in her life.

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A miscarriage is nothing but the loss of the growing foetus from the womb, before the full term is over, when it is still not developed, so the child does not survive.

Miscarriages may occur due to a number of reasons such as poor health of the mother, infections, injuries, age of the mother, uterine abnormalities, hormonal imbalance, etc.

Also Read: Period After A Miscarriage: 5 Things You Should Know Right Away!

Just like with any other health complication, miscarriages too have a lot of myths surrounding them, which can further crush the hopes of women.

So, here are a few myths about miscarriages that are debunked, have a look!

Myth #1

Most people think that if a woman suffers one miscarriage, she will definitely have another one and that she cannot bear children at all.

This is not true and professionals opine that it if a woman has had a miscarriage during her first pregnancy, there is still no high risk of a miscarriage during her second pregnancy.

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Myth #2

Many a times, pregnant woman are told that spotting or light vaginal bleeding during pregnancy means that she is having a miscarriage.

However, spotting and light vaginal bleeding during pregnancy are rather common in many women, especially in the first trimester. You can always talk to a professional if the bleeding is heavy and prolonged.

Also Read: Pregnancy After Miscarriage: All You Should Know About

Myth #3

Women are told that they have wait for at least 3-6 months after a miscarriage to try for a baby again.

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However, a recent study has shown that it is not harmful for the woman to try and conceive again even a month after a miscarriage, if she is feeling physically and mentally ready for it!

It is always better to visit your obstetrician-gynaecologist regularly after a miscarriage to help you deal with it in a much better way.

Read more about: pregnancy, abortion, parenting
Story first published: Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 14:30 [IST]
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