For most women especially mums who are expecting for the first time, when a miscarriage happens it leads to self doubt and loss of confidence in one’s self especially ability to bear children.
This is why you should stop blaming yourself. As many as half of all pregnancies may end in miscarriage. The exact number is not known because a miscarriage may happen before a woman knows she’s pregnant. Most women who miscarry go on to have a healthy pregnancy later without any complications
Most common cause of miscarriage is chromosomal abnormalities in the fetus. The body naturally clears it out of the body. This is related to the fetus and not the mother. In few cases infection, uterine abnormalities, alcohol and smoking can cause miscarriage in mums as well
Miscarriage is when a baby dies in the womb before 20 weeks of pregnancy. Some women have a miscarriage before they know they’re pregnant.
It can take a few weeks to a month or more for your body to recover from a miscarriage. It may take longer to recover emotionally.
Talk to your health care provider about having medical tests before you try to get pregnant again.
Most women who miscarry go on to have a healthy pregnancy later.
For women who know they’re pregnant, about 10 to 15 in 100 pregnancies (10 to 15 percent) end in miscarriage.
Most miscarriages happen in the first trimester before the 12th week of pregnancy. Miscarriage in the second trimester (between 13 and 19 weeks) happens in 1 to 5 in 100 (1 to 5 percent) pregnancies.
Miscarriage is very common in women. It does not mean you are less of a woman.
If it becomes habitual or frequent you will need to see a doctor for help. Pre conception care is also key to the success of a pregnancy. A doctor will help to treat all infections, diseases or any abnormality that may aid miscarriage.
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Sorce: March of Dimes