Are you worried about having a miscarriage? You are not alone. Almost all mothers who had miscarriages before or not have early pregnancy anxiety about miscarriage. Losing your baby is not easy in any way. The anxiety you are feeling is totally normal and can be reduced when you understand how, why, and when they occur. Read these facts to help reduce worries about miscarriage.
Understanding the Statistics
- 10-20 percent of pregnancies end in miscarriage. That is a low percentage in comparison to how many pregnancies continue.
- If you had a miscarriage before, you should know only 1 out of 100 women have recurrent miscarriages. Recurrent miscarriages are three miscarriages or more.
- More than 6 out of 10 women who had recurrent miscarriages because of unknown causes will have a successful pregnancy. If you know the cause, you can probably solve the problem. To understand why miscarriages occur, read my first blog about miscarriages “Everything You Need to Know About Miscarriages.”
- If you hear the heartbeat of the baby, you have a 78% chance of having a successful pregnancy.
- If you got pregnant through assisted reproduction, your chance of miscarriage is only slightly higher.
- After 12 weeks, your chance of miscarriage becomes almost zero.
Tips to Reduce Early Pregnancy Anxiety About Miscarriage
- Get yourself occupied with a hobby or work.
- Understand the statistics of miscarriage.
- If a miscarriage does occur, remember your chances of having another one are small, and even if you do, you are a step closer to finding out why and solving the problem.
- Don’t focus on pregnancy symptoms especially if you are not bleeding.
- Focus on other positive aspects of pregnancy. For example, plan the announcement and make sure it will be memorable.
- Join pregnancy support groups and talk to family and friends about your concerns.
- Read similar stories. I recommend reading Emily’s Story. It could truly help you.
You can find so many people out there who have had miscarriages and talking to them can help you decrease your anxiety and understand how to be hopeful even if it occurs. Miscarriages are tragic loses and learning about them can help us overcome feelings of anxiety and understand what to say to people who have had miscarriages and still birth because grieving a lossed child will never end. I recommend reading “What I Wish Society Knew About StillBirth?”. It is truly a great emotional read.