Miscarriage is the most disappointing thing for prospective mothers. Many of the myths that arise are related to miscarriages. What are the miscarriage myths? And is the miscarriage myth true?
The most common miscarriage myths, but actually wrong
1. Bleeding is a sign of miscarriage
The fact is, not all bleeding that occurs in pregnant women is a sign of miscarriage. Bleeding is a natural thing that happens in the first trimester of pregnancy. This condition is experienced by at least 20-40% of pregnant women. Even heavy bleeding that occurs during pregnancy also has not determined he has miscarriages.
2. If you have had a miscarriage once, it will be difficult to get pregnant again
After experiencing a miscarriage, often the mother is afraid that she will not be able to get pregnant again because she has lost her previous fetus. This is of course included in the myth of miscarriage. If you have a miscarriage, don't worry because you still have a second chance. Even though the chances of a miscarriage in the next pregnancy increase to 20%, but still you still have a chance.
If you experience a miscarriage again in your next pregnancy, it is important for you to check with the obstetrician. The more often you experience a miscarriage, the greater the chance for a miscarriage in your next pregnancy, but that does not mean closing your chances of getting pregnant.
3. I have to wait 3 months after a miscarriage to try to get pregnant again
This statement is a myth of miscarriage. You don't need a long time to try again to get pregnant. Even a study says that a woman can get pregnant again one month after experiencing a miscarriage, even in some cases it only takes a few weeks. Even women who can get pregnant at a fast time after a miscarriage actually have a lower chance of experiencing a condition of pregnancy outside the womb.
Other studies that also prove that women do not need a long time to get pregnant again are studies conducted on 30 thousand pregnant women in 2010. In the study it was found that groups of women who were pregnant again less than 6 months after a miscarriage had opportunities that lower for having a miscarriage compared to the group of women who waited longer to get pregnant again.
4. Miscarriage occurs because of the wrong mother
During a miscarriage, the person who feels the most guilty is the prospective mother. Mothers who feel disappointed and depressed will usually blame themselves for what happened. but is it true that a miscarriage is caused by a mother's mistake?
Most miscarriages occur due to chromosomal abnormalities and this occurs in 60% of miscarriages. While this chromosomal abnormality has nothing to do with the behavior and habits of the mother during pregnancy. so, mothers should not blame themselves for miscarriages that occur.
5. Experiencing multiple miscarriages for infertile women
There are a lot of factors and causes that cause a mother to miscarry, for example thyroid problems or disorders experienced by the mother, fetal growth disorders, or blood clotting problems that occur in the mother. Most women will only experience 2-3 miscarriages - although this is still different for each woman - and they still have a chance to get pregnant again. So the statement that says that multiple miscarriages are infertile are a miscarriage myth.
6. Miscarriage is caused by mother's physical or emotional stress that is easily changed
A 2015 study in America revealed that 64% of respondents thought that a miscarriage could occur due to lifting heavy objects. Not only does it lift heavy weights during pregnancy, but some thoughts about doing exercise can also result in miscarriage.
But this is not entirely true and is a myth of miscarriage. This is evident in a study conducted in Israel that compared differences in the incidence of miscarriages between pregnant women in war zones and safe areas. The difference in the incidence of miscarriages is not far between the two groups, only 2%.
7. Miscarriage cannot be prevented
Although it is difficult to predict the cause of a miscarriage, you can still do prevention so that miscarriages have a smaller chance of occurring. Smoking is a habit that greatly increases the chances of miscarriage. In fact, according to the study, sucking 10 cigarettes a day is very likely to have a miscarriage - even though the father smokes. So, it is better for pregnant women to adopt a good lifestyle, choose healthy foods, and avoid various things that can increase the risk of miscarriage.
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