No one will really understand how you feel when dealing with pregnancy loss. Let us provide you with the tools to first walk through the emotions and then educate yourself on what your next step should be, pertaining to your special situation. There are many statistics that can scare you into negative thinking patterns and our goal is to steer you away from that and onto your goals moving forward. It is important to know that you may even still be grieving your miscarriage when choosing to try and conceive again. It is not something any couple should go through alone.
Currently, the WHO recommends that women wait six months after a miscarriage before trying to get pregnant again, but new research says those guidelines aren’t necessary for everyone. In their study of 31,000 women, the researchers found that among women who miscarried and became pregnant again within six months, 85% delivered healthy babies.
It is an event in my life that I will never forget. I woke up one morning and after four weeks of nausea, fatigue and strange cravings, I felt “normal,” which seemed wrong. Everyone reassured me there was no reason to worry. I’d seen a strong heartbeat at a six-week ultrasound, I’d had no cramping or bleeding, and it is normal for symptoms to fluctuate.
A rainbow, the beauty that comes after a storm and a symbol of hope, is a description women lovingly use for their babies that are born after a miscarriage, still birth, or infant loss. For women who have experienced a loss, conceiving a “rainbow baby” doesn’t make them forget the loss, take it away or diminish it, but does give hope for a new chance at motherhood.
If you’ve ever undergone an embryo transfer during a round of in vitro fertilization (IVF), you’ve probably felt like you’re made of glass – that you don’t want to do anything that could risk the embryo (or embryos) implanting and growing into a healthy baby. In short, in this situation, a miscarriage is obviously what a woman fears most.
In this article, celebrities open up about miscarriages. Women often blame themselves. Bethenny Frankel told Glamour she asked her doctor: “‘Is it because I’m busy? My lifestyle? Is this my fault?’ I asked. ‘Absolutely not, absolutely not,’ he replied before I could dump all my neuroses on his desk. ‘You’re 41. You had bleeding. There’s nothing you could have done.'”
Most women who have had two or three children will have had a miscarriage along the way. “Four out of five times, the pairing of chromosomes in early pregnancy happens normally; one out of five times, there’s a chromosomal miscombination,” says Dr. Lerner coauthor of Miscarriage: Why It Happens and How Best to Reduce Your Risks
Miscarriage is the most common type of pregnancy loss, according to the ACOG. Studies reveal that anywhere from 10-25% of all clinically recognized pregnancies will end in miscarriage. Chemical pregnancies may account for 50-75% of all miscarriages. This occurs when a pregnancy is lost shortly after implantation, resulting in bleeding.