Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day: Myths and facts about the causes of miscarriage
5th October is observed as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day every year. Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day is a day of remembrance for pregnancy loss and infant death, which includes, however is not limited to, miscarriage, stillbirth, SIDS, and the death of a newborn. The main aim of the day is to raise awareness of the need for support, honor the babies who have passed.
Loss of pregnancy is physically traumatizing as well as emotionally paralyzing. There are millions of unspoken stories of loss but no one wants to start the dialogue. There are millions of unspoken stories of loss but no one wants to start the dialogue. According to World Health Organization, 2.6 million babies are stillborn and an estimated 85 percent of miscarriages happen before the 12th week of pregnancy every year
Taking aspirin during pregnancy can cause miscarriage. This is again a myth as studies couldn’t find any link between them. On the contrary, some doctors prescribe low-dosage aspirin to women for treating recurrent miscarriage.
Birth control pills
There is no evidence that birth control pills can cause miscarriage or can increase the risk of miscarriage. However, its always advised to consult the doctor before taking the pills
There is no connection found between obesity and miscarriage. However, it is always recommended to maintain a healthy weight.
You cannot breastfeed if you are pregnant
It is clearly a myth that says you cannot breastfeed when you are pregnant. If you want to do it, you can as it will cause no harm to the developing baby.
Model Chrissy Teigen announced this week she lost her third child with husband John Legend after pregnancy complications. After sharing her story, more women are speaking out about losses of their own