Pregnancy is a memorable journey for every woman who aspires to start a family. It marks the beginning of something special for the couple. And nothing is more devastating than a miscarriage that brings an unexpected end to the couple’s parenthood dreams.
Particularly woman take the blow to their heart and blame themselves for the loss of pregnancy. Add this to the ever-present stigma around miscarriages, it becomes even more difficult for a woman.
While stigma stems from the misconceptions about miscarriages that were harboured for years now, the self-blame that woman put on themselves is clearly due to lack of awareness about the real facts
Having worked with hundreds of couple at our Sridevi Fertility Clinic, we were surprised about the misinformation about miscarriages and we would like to clear the air with this piece here.
So we have chalked out four essential facts about miscarriages that we want every couple to know:
Miscarriages are more common than you think:
A miscarriage is no longer a rare circumstance that it used to be a few decades back. Today, on an average 40% of the cases end with miscarriage due to varying reasons, growing evidence suggests. In addition to these reported ones, there are other cases where the loss happens even before a healthy pregnancy is clinically identified, making miscarriage fairly a common problem.
So, you are not alone, cheer up!
Miscarriage is not solely a woman’s fault:
It is quite common, especially in India to shift the blame on the woman. It was surprising for us at Sridevi Fertility Clinic that even the woman blame themselves. Fortunately, fertility research vindicates them.
Just like a healthy pregnancy takes two: both man and woman so does the case of miscarriage. According to research, Chromosomal abnormality is the most common cause accounting for more than 60% of miscarriages. And these abnormalities are independent of woman’s health and lifestyle choices.
Men! A miscarriage is not a woman’s fault, it is hers as much as it is yours.
A miscarriage doesn’t mean you are infertile:
Although miscarriage could be a probable sign of a fertility problem in women, a miscarriage doesn’t mean you are infertile altogether. In most cases, a woman can be fertile immediately after her miscarriage.
As the blood and tissue from the miscarriage takes anywhere between few days to weeks to be expelled from the uterus, your menstruation makes a return within 4-6 weeks.
And Voila! You can again stand a chance to get pregnant, no issues.
Having one miscarriage doesn’t mean you will surely have another one:
“It’s only the fear of having another miscarriage after the first one, but nothing else”, says Swetha Thumula, Chief Fertility Specialist at Sridevi Fertility Clinic. However, the risk of miscarriage is reported to slightly increase after the second miscarriage which is why a woman should promptly consult a fertility specialist for treatment.
But is it possible to treat the cause of recurrent miscarriages?
“Absolutely! Thyroid disorders, uterine problems, Diabetes, blood-clotting & immunological disorders and other underlying causes of miscarriages can be perfectly treated to help a woman achieve a healthy pregnancy”, concludes Dr. Swetha Thumula.
Got more queries about fertility problems and miscarriages?
You can book an appointment with her here: https://www.sridevifertility.com/