Are you feeling guilty, alone or ashamed after having a miscarriage? You’re not alone. Many women feel this way. Miscarriages are rarely talked about, but in fact as many as 1 in 5 pregnancies end in miscarriage.
Often times, even your doctor can’t tell you exactly why you miscarried. Because of this, you may come up with your own reasons why you believe you miscarried.
This can make you feel guilty, but you shouldn’t. Most miscarriages are caused by genetic abnormalities and are not your fault.
Some Common Myths About Miscarriage
These are some common myths surrounding miscarriage:
- A stressful event can cause a miscarriage
- Lifting a heavy object can cause a miscarriage
- Previous use of an IUD or birth control can cause a miscarriage
- A miscarriage means you are infertile
None of these myths are true.
Have you recently suffered a miscarriage? Talk to your women’s health care provider to answer any questions you may have.