Today we will introduce you to 4 common miscarriage misconceptions that can be confusing to anyone. My husband (Geoff) and I (Toni) come at this conversation from a deeply personal perspective with having two miscarriages ourselves. There is a lot to cover and share. Over the next 4 weeks we are going to talk about each of the misconceptions and why they are not necessarily true for all women or an out right lie. We will also address how miscarriage effects women both physically and emotionally. We invite you to comment and share your thoughts with us at any point in the series. Please know that you are not alone, you are loved, your babies will always be cherished.
"It is just like a heavy period/ It happens in one gush of blood." I will sharing details about my 2 early term miscarriages. Both had similarities but were two completely different experiences. I will go into details about the physical and emotional aspects of miscarriage and overall reasons why it is "More than just a heavy period."
"The earlier the better." Maybe someone has said this to you, or maybe you have even said it to yourself "At least it was early." There is a stigma that the earlier the miscarriage, the easier it is to get over it and move on. This isn't true for everyone. we will discuss how this isn't mentally helpful and can potentially cause more harm than good.
"I thought I was safe after 13 weeks." We've seen and heard it many times. "The first 13 weeks have passed and now it's safe to announce our pregnancy!" We are going to discuss how this sets a false expectation, and how this sets a precedence that early miscarriage can't be talked about.
"Miscarriage should be kept a secret" We are going to dig deeper as to why this is so, how it can create harmful emotional effects such as isolation and shame. We will also discuss why talking about our miscarriage can be helpful and bring healing.
Stick With Us
In the next few blog posts. We will uncover each of the misconceptions and discuss specific topics on miscarriage. Stay tuned for our next two blogs where I share about my two miscarriages and discuss the 1st misconception “it’s like a heavy period”. We hope you found this post helpful and that you know you are not alone, you are loved and we are here to support you in any way that we can.