Miscarriage is more common than you may think. Approximately 1 out of every 4 pregnancies will end in a miscarriage. A miscarriage is considered a loss of pregnancy before 20 weeks. This is one of the most common complications in pregnancy. It actually isn’t even something that I thought about or worried about until it happened to me twice. Once at 9 weeks and then the second at 12 weeks.
There are many reasons that miscarriage can happen. Some of which are genetic issues, hormonal and sometimes uterine problems. It can be not only physically but emotionally painful. It is always good to have people around you that you can talk to about the loss and that can help you through the healing process. It’s amazing to me how it can be such a taboo to talk about this subject. Women should feel comfortable to talk if they want to about their miscarriages. This needs to be more widely talked about so women don’t feel alone , before my two losses I had no idea how common this really was. I know for me it has been helpful to talk about my losses and use my writing to work through my feelings. Having those who have gone through the same thing to talk to also has helped to make me feel like I’m not alone in this and that it’s not something that I’ve done wrong , that unfortunately it happens with no reason why. It’s time to break the silence.
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Author: Crystal Gard
I’m a 29 year old Canadian with 3 adorable cats! I’m an avid reader, scrapbooker, blogger, crafter including jewelery making , mixed media art, and watercolour art, among many others and of course cat lover!