Ever heard of the day of the unborn child. It is celebrated on March 25 every year to honor all those children who are yet to be born. Yes, you heard it right. They are still inside their mothers’ wombs and yet to see the beauty of this world. So, we try to celebrate the lives of these little children, commit to protecting them at any cost, and also speak out against abortion violence.
Unfortunately, miscarriage is still considered taboo in today’s world. Stillbirth during pregnancy is associated with stigma and shame. That is why many women do not receive much care when the baby dies during childbirth or pregnancy.
We must always keep one thing in mind – situations like miscarriages are unavoidable. Miscarriage happens when there is a premature ending of pregnancy in the first few weeks or months. It is very difficult to separate the facts from myths when we get talking about miscarriages. Women are usually bombarded with misleading and useless information when they lose pregnancy.
Here we will be debunking not one, but 4 common myths related to miscarriages.
Myth 1: Losing a child is not the same as a miscarriage
Fact: Parents begin bonding with a child whenever they get to know that they have conceived. Whenever you learn about expecting a child, you are filled with joy and excitement. It does not matter whether you are pregnant for the first time or trying it for long months, weeks, or years. Nobody can comprehend the pain parents go through after having learned that they lost their child. The feeling is terrible when death occurs during early pregnancy.
Myth 2: Stress leads to miscarriage
Fact:Many pregnant women prevent traumatic situations or funerals to protect their unborn children. Moreover, daily stressors like traffic on the road, an argument with your husband, or huge bills will not harm your child. However, long-time stress like abusive relationships or living under poor conditions may impact your health and increase the chances of a miscarriage.
Myth 3: You can prevent miscarriages
Fact: We began this article on the note that miscarriage is not a situation that can be prevented. Exercising, eating the wrong foods, or having sex does not increase the chances of having a miscarriage. A fetus may abort in some cases owing to genetic abnormalities. A healthy lifestyle may keep you and your baby healthy even if the latter has chromosomal abnormalities. However, the same will not prevent miscarriage.
Myth 4: Birth control may cause a miscarriage
Fact: Sometimes, contraceptive failure may lead to pregnancy. The same goes for the case in which you have stopped contraception. Both of them do not lead to miscarriages according to studies. Moreover, women using contraceptives for a long time must be assured that there is no delay in ovulation and no increased risk of a miscarriage.
With the change in time, it is time to get rid of all the taboos related to miscarriage and help everyone understand the importance of a woman’s health.