Karen Power and Sally Cronin talk openly about their miscarriages on Sally’s blog, and Karen details the importance of support by family, friends, and health care practitioners. I applaud the courage of women who speak out on these sensitive issues …
Last week I looked at some of the health issues associated with the reproductive system but of course whilst they may cause infertility they can usually be treated. Our reproductive systems are geared up to conceive, nurture to full term and give birth to a baby. But for some women this part of the process does not reach completion.
In fact pregnancy loss affects millions of women around the world and there is a huge list of reasons for a miscarriage. And, this is not just a physical event, but a mental and emotional trauma.
A miscarriage is the loss of a foetus before 23 or 24 weeks depending on where you live! After that it is called a stillbirth. A very fine line which makes a traumatic experience even more so.
In the UK between 2012 and 2013 there were nearly 45,000 miscarriages that required a hospital stay…
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