It can be very traumatic for pregnant women to suddenly experience a miscarriage. The tragedy is often private, an event largely grieved by the mother. It’s vital for them to recognize the miscarriage was out of their control and not their fault. A miscarriage is a loss of a pregnancy under 20 weeks and 80 % happen in the first 12 weeks. Although anywhere from 25% to 75% of pregnancies end in a miscarriage, the conversation about miscarriage is almost taboo. On this episode, Dr. Nandi interviews a woman who experienced 5 miscarriage and shares the painful impact they had on her. He also enlists a team of doctors to discuss miscarriage from conception to grief.
A miscarriage does not equate to infertility.
Advocate for yourself – you know your body best. Reach out to your doctor with any concerns.
Balanced lifestyle and nutrition will help promote a healthy pregnancy
Everyone grieves differently. Don’t avoid the topic or find a solution try and empathize.
Shawn Howell, had 5 miscarriages
Cammy Beglin, MD, Clinton Women’s Healthcare, William Beaumont Hospital
Michael Mersol-Barg MD., Medical and Laboratory Director, Michigan Reproductive Medicine
Monica Leibson, Acupuncturist
Dr. Irving Leon, Psychologist University of Michigan Health System
You shouldn’t walk fast or climb stairs? Wrong
You should not have sex when pregnant? Wrong
Stress is a common cause of miscarriage? Wrong
Do not eat foods that generate heat? Wrong
Lifting something heavy could cause a miscarriage? Wrong
Oral contraceptives like the pill can lead to miscarriage? Wrong
Miscarriage could occur simply as a result of a woman not wanting the pregnancy? Wrong
Getting into an argument can lead to a miscarriage? Wrong